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One Year After EOL, Windows Server 2003 Still Running in 53 Percent of Companies

If it ain't broke, don't fix it?

By IT Pro

By IT Pro

If it ain't broke, don't fix it: That's the attitude that has kept Windows Server 2003 chugging along despite a number of new and improved offerings from Microsoft over the years. In fact, a recent survey from Spiceworks found that 53 percent of business are still running Windows Server 2003 —almost a year after the software's July 14, 2015 End of Life.

But while Windows Server 2003 might still be going strong, it comes with plenty of its own risks: It's no longer receiving security updates, and the longer it goes past EOL, the more duct tape it will take to keep running.

Still, 13 years is a lot of value out of one piece of software.

Read the full results of the survey, which dives into virtualization adoption and server hardware, at Spiceworks' blog.

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