[SMS 2003] Support For SMS 2003 Service Pack 2 Officially Ends 8th July 2008

Just a heads up to any of you still running SMS 2003 SP2 – Microsoft support for this officially ends 8th July 2008

Of course you should contact your Microsoft Representative in the first instance to see where you stand on this as I’m guessing in some cases it MIGHT be possible for you to extend this but that’s not a given.

More information on this and the position of Service Pack support on the  Lifecycle Support Service Packs site.

For SMS and other server products goto:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?pr=lifesupsps#Servers

FYI below is Microsoft’s Service Pack Support Policy:

  • When a new service pack is released, Microsoft will provide either 12 or 24 months of support for the previous service pack
  • Support for the previous service packs is either 12 or 24 months, varying according to the product family (for example, Windows, Office, Servers, or Developer tools)
  • Support timelines for service packs will remain consistent within the product family
  • Microsoft will publish specific support timelines for a previous service pack when the new service pack is released
  • When support for a product ends, support of the service packs for that product will also end. The product’s support lifecycle supersedes the service pack support policy

This link allows you to subscribe to Microsoft Support Lifecycle Quarterly Update Newsletter but don’t worry I’ll keep you informed of anything announced that I feel will impact you ;-)

Published Thursday, June 12, 2008 11:01 PM by chobbs

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# [SMS 2003] Support For SMS 2003 Service Pack 2 Officially Ends 8th July 2008

Just a heads up to any of you still running SMS 2003 SP2 – Microsoft support for this officially ends

Thursday, June 12, 2008 6:07 PM by chobbs