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What would happen if my business doesn't migrate?

Your business would be left vulnerable to security risks and potentially lead to compliance issues.

  • Lack of patches/ updates/ non-security fixes
  • Elimination of security fixes
  • Lack of technical support
  • Application support challenges
  • Compliance issues
  • Inability to leverage modern cloud options from Microsoft and other manufactures

The medical field and retail businesses are legally bound to use a supported Server OS for compliance. Not to mention, if Technical support is ever needed on Windows Server 2002 after support has ended repairs will be much more expensive.

Windows Server 2003 vs. Windows Server 2012 R2, what are the differences?

When you migrate to Windows Server 2012 R2 you will experience better security, integrated virtualization, extensive scalability, new operational roles, script execution capabilities and much more.


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  • Cloud connected first server
  • Essentials Experience Dashboard provides easy way to share files, back-up data, enable remote access, and optionally connect to the cloud
  • Contains ALL features including Windows Failover Clustering, Active Directory, and new Server Manager for managing multiple servers
  • All Standard edition features plus unlimited Windows Server virtual machines on physical server
Licensing Model
  • Server license includes rights for up to 25 users or 50 devices
  • Each license grants two virtual machines on up to two CPUs
  • Each User or Device requires a Client Access License (CAL)
  • Each license covers up to two CPUs
  • Each User or Device requires a Client Access License (CAL)
Windows Server Virtual Machines allowed
  • 1 (must be Essentials Edition OS) *R2 Version ONLY
  • 2 per license
  • Unlimited
Best Fit for
  • Companies with less than 25 users who aren't virtualizing
  • Companies with more than 25 users who don't need unlimited virtualization
  • Companies utilizing virtualizing to get the most efficiency from each server
Are Windows Server CALs required?
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes


Determine which applications and workloads are currently running on your system.

Assess Your IT Inventory

Categorize applications and workloads by type, importance and degree of complexity.


Choose a migration destination for each application and workload, either in the datacenter or in the cloud.


Build your migration plan - do it yourself or use a service.

To learn more about how to migrate to Windows Server 2012 with your
current hardware, visit the Microsoft website here.

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