I’ve got bad news for lazy patchers!
As of July 10, Microsoft has stopped supporting Windows Server 2003 installations where at least Service Pack 1 has not been installed.
This is part of Microsoft’s Support Lifecycle policy. However, if you have a Windows Server 2003 installation that you cannot upgrade to SP1 due to technical reasons, they will continue supporting you for some more time if you ‘buy’ extended support.
Microsoft has also stopped supporting SQL Server 2000 SP3a as of July 10. So if you have SQL Server 2000 SP3a on your servers, you will need to upgrade to SP4, if you haven’t already!
ISA Server 2004 Service Pack 1 stopped getting support since April 10, 2007. Hope everybody installed Service Pack 2.
The other day, I found an article on the Microsoft Support KB, that was written for Windows 2.x and 3.x. It’s worthwhile noting that Microsoft supported Windows 3.1 for almost 10 years after its release. True story.