After 10 years of support, Windows 2000 Server will finally end support on July 13, 2010. As part of this retirement, updates – including security updates – will no longer available.
While individual custom support agreements would enable customers to continue running in a supported environment after this date, most IT professionals would agree that the time has come to plan a migration to newer versions of Windows Server. In addition, Windows Server 2003 will be entering extended support at the same time as Windows 2000 end of life. More details on Microsoft’s Lifecycle policy can be found at http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifepolicy.Newer Microsoft® Windows® Server operating systems like Windows Server 2008 and R2 represent a significant advancement over the Microsoft Windows 2000 and 2003 families of operating systems. Each edition builds on the strengths of previous versions and leverages new innovations in technology to provide a platform that is more productive, dependable, and connected than ever before. New and improved file, print, application, Web, and communication services provide a more robust, comprehensive platform for your mission-critical business resources. Integrated features such as the Active Directory® service and enterprise-class security services allow you to provide secure yet flexible access to all the resources your users need. And new capabilities such as Microsoft’s server virtualization