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Today is the Day that Windows 7 and Server 2008/r2 Security Updates End

Overview

If you’re in IT (and haven’t been living under a rock), you know that today is the day that Microsoft officially ends extended support for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008R2. We went through this back in April of 2014 and July of 2015 when the same thing happened with Windows XP/Server 2003.

So what does this mean? It means that while your computer running one of these operating systems won’t suddenly stop working, this will be the last “Patch Tuesday” that it will receive security updates. Obviously, this isn’t a good state of affairs for an organization’s or home user’s security posture.

Assura’s Take

There’s really no way to deal with this other than to upgrade to Windows 10 (skip 8/8.1) and Server 2016 or Server 2019 (skip 2012 and 2012R2). End of story.

If you need guidance about how to approach this, contact your Assura POC or reach out to us via the contact form on our web site.