Microsoft announces the end of life for Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2

Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 will end on October 10, 2023.

– After this date, these products will no longer receive security updates, non-security updates, bug fixes, technical support, or online technical content updates.

If you cannot upgrade to the next version, you will need to use Extended Security Updates (ESUs) for up to three years.

-ESUs are available for free in Azure or need to be purchased for on-premises deployments. Microsoft has guidance for both cloud and on-premises solutions.

source: Microsoft

– The first thing to remember is that using an operating system after its end of life makes your business highly vulnerable to hacks and breaches. This is because the manufacturer will no longer provide security patches, software updates and technical support. By upgrading to a modern operating system like Windows Server 2022, you’ll have access to the latest updates, security fixes and features.


If your business needs assistance in upgrading your Windows Server 2012 R2 servers, please feel free to reach out to us. We can gladly assist with this process and ensure the upgrade is done properly and smoothly.

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