Goodbye old Windows Server 2008 (R2)

Microsoft will stop supporting Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 on January 14, 2020. From this date, Microsoft will no longer provide free security updates, fixes, and support. In addition to directly leading to a security issue, a company no longer complies with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). After all, a company must always comply with technical and organisational security measures. In recent times, we have highlighted our relationships with the dangers and several upgrades have been successfully carried out. If you are using Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows 7 this month, it is now time to upgrade quickly.


Company information that is on a server running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 is at risk after January 2020. It doesn’t matter if the server is on location, in a data center or in the cloud. Because the server’s operating system is no longer updated, your data will no longer be adequately protected from 14 January 2020. This makes it a simple target for cryptolockers, viruses and other malware. And then we’re not even talking about hackers who are now actively trying to break into systems. We have seen an increase in erroneous login attempts on older Windows versions in recent months.

Not possible yet?

If you do not want to switch or you can’t switch because of compatibility issues, consider purchasing the Extended Security Updates where the costs will increase annually. Also take into account additional costs for maintenance and inertia of your network!

Contact our office today to schedule a free conversation with one of our system engineers. They can make you an offer without obligation to update to a new Windows Server version.