Exchange 2003: Support ending April 2009

by Shijaz Abdulla on 10.11.2008 at 09:35

Mainstream support for Exchange Server 2003 will end on April 14, 2009. This means that you cannot contact PSS for supporting problems on Exchange Server 2003 after this date, unless you sign up for ‘extended’ support at an additional cost.

Maybe this is a good time for organizations to seriously start thinking about upgrading to Exchange Server 2007 and make use of the new, advanced features.

For those who have made it to Exchange Server 2007 SP0, here is a shocker: Mainstream support for Exchange Server 2007 SP0 (i.e. Exchange Server 2007 with NO service pack installed) will end on January 13, 2009. Yes, that’s about two months from now.

For those who are still wary of installing SP1 on Exchange Server 2007, it’s time to take a call on the chicken-and-egg upgrade dilemma between Windows Server 2008 and Exchange Server 2007 SP1.

Some more information:

  • Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2003 R2 will go out of mainstream support on July 2010.
  • Windows XP will go out of mainstream support on April 14, 2009.
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