Windows Server 2012: Extended Support Ends in October

Feb 16, 2023 | News

Microsoft is set to end extended support for both Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 in October this year (2023).

If you are still using 2012 or 2012 R2, be aware that there will no longer be any software updates, security patches and technical support after this date! It’s crucial for security and stability to ensure you are planning for migrating off these versions starting now!

It was over four years ago when Microsoft announced the end of mainstream support for Windows Server 2012, but they continued to offer extended support to customers that were not yet ready to upgrade to a newer version of Windows Server. This was great for organisations to get some more time to plan a migration, but now that time is up and migration needs to happen.

Microsoft recommends its on-premises customers to move to Windows Server 2022. Those who continue to use outdated versions will leave their machines vulnerable to phishing attacks, malware, and other security threats.

VMhosts can help plan and carry out migrations, either to new operating systems or better, utilise the opportunity to review plans and assess if there are better ways to use technology. For more information, give us a call on 01223 919254 or email sales@vmhosts.co.uk


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