After Windows XP, whose support officially ended on April 8, 2014, Microsoft is getting ready to kill off another Windows version, this time specifically aimed at businesses.
Windows Server 2003 reaches end of support on July 14, so the software giant will officially roll out the latest batch of updates tomorrow as part of this monthly Patch Tuesday cycle. After that, customers who are still using it could become vulnerable to attacks in case unpatched security holes are found in the operating system, as Microsoft will no longer fix them.
As was the case with Windows XP, custom support for Windows Server 2003 will also be offered, but needless to say, it comes at a price. The exact cost of extended support is not available, but for Windows XP, companies had to pay approximately $200 for each PC in the first 12 months after EOS.