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You may have already heard that Microsoft is to end support for Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 on the 10th of October 2023.

After this date, the above Server Operating Systems will no longer receive security updates, non-security updates, bug fixes, technical support, or online technical content updates.

It’s critical that these systems are either upgraded or replaced, well in advance of the 10th of October 2023.

If you need advice or assistance regarding this, please do not hesitate to contacts us.

Microsoft Announcement

Microsoft announced that the official the end-of-life date for Server 2012 and 2012 R2 is the 10th of October 2023. On this date, Microsoft will end for Server 2012 and 2012 R2 and will no longer create security fixes or update for these Operating Systems.
More information at https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/announcements/windows-server-2012-r2-end-of-support.

What does end of support mean?

When Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 reaches end of support on the 10th of October 2023, your server will still function, but Microsoft will no longer provide the following:

  • Technical support for any issues
  • Software updates
  • Security updates of fixes

While you could continue to use your server, without continued software and security updates, it will be at greater risk of virus and malware infection. This is particularly risky in a network business environment for machines running Windows Server 2012 & Windows Server R2.

Upgrading to Windows Server 2022 for servers and virtual machines is highly recommended to eliminate as many risks as possible.

Talk to us today about your options for upgrading and mitigating the risks of running an End of Life Operating System.