Reminder: Support for Windows 2000 and Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) Ends on July 13, 2010

Reminder: Support for Windows 2000 and Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) Ends on July 13, 2010

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In case you’ve forgotten, Microsoft will be ending support for these operating systems on July 13th.  Windows 2000?  If you're still running this I’d love to know why.  Please put a comment on this post.

I’ve pasted some of the information below, if you want full details go to the website :

 
Windows 2000

On July 13, 2010, the Extended Support phase for all editions of Windows 2000 Server and Windows 2000 Professional (including Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition, and, Microsoft Windows 2000 Server) will end.

Microsoft will no longer issue security updates or non-security hotfixes for Windows 2000 after this date. In addition, assisted support will no longer be available for this product.

 
Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2)

Support for Windows XP SP2 will also end on July 13, 2010. This date was established when Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) was released on April 21, 2008.

Microsoft will no longer issue security updates or non-security hotfixes for Windows XP SP2 after this date.

 

What does “End-of-Support” mean for Windows 2000?

At the end of the Extended Support phase for Windows 2000, customers will not have access to the following:

  • New security updates
  • Non-security hotfixes
  • Free or paid assisted support options
  • Option to engage Microsoft’s product development resources
  • Updates to online content (Knowledge Base articles, etc.)

Support options for Windows 2000 after July 13, 2010:

  • Existing online content may be available to resolve common issues, if the product is still within the Online Self-Help Support phase.
  • Custom Support is also available for purchase for those customers who have not been able to complete their migration to a supported product, and absolutely need additional support from Microsoft. The Custom Support offerings include access to security hotfixes and are specifically designed to help customers bridge the support gap while they complete their migration.
    Note: To enroll in Custom Support, customers must have a Premier Support contract. Additionally, customers are required to have a migration plan in place, prior to purchasing Custom Support.
 
What does “End-of-Support” mean for Windows XP SP2?

For service packs, the end of support is 12 or 24 months after a new service pack is released. Support for the previous service pack is either 12 or 24 months, depending on the product family. At the end of support for a service pack, customers will not have access to the following:

  • New security updates
  • Non-security hotfixes
  • Option to engage Microsoft’s product development resources

Support options for Windows XP SP2 after July 13, 2010:

  • Customers will have access to limited break/fix troubleshooting for Windows XP SP2.
    Note: If the support incident requires escalation to the product development teams for further guidance, requires a hotfix, or requires a security update, customers will be asked to upgrade to a supported service pack.
  • Customers with a Premier Support agreement also have the option of purchasing Custom Support while they migrate to a supported product or service pack. The Custom Support offerings include access to security hotfixes.
Comments
  • We Still run Windows 2000 on a computer that is used to control the air handling and heating/cooling system for that facility.

    None of the equipment controllers software will run on anything other then Windows 2000 -

  • Because Microsoft's own software (Shared Computer Toolkit) does not "play" nice with it's own updates (XP SP3)!!!  We have about 300 computers with the SC Toolkit installed.  So, that's pretty cool huh!?!?

  • Thanks for the responses....

    @Jeremy...  the Shared Computer Toolkit has been updated with the Windows SteadyState 2.5

    www.microsoft.com/.../details.aspx

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