We want to get the word out about an upcoming deadline. On July 13, 2010 our support for Windows 2000 and Windows XP Service Pack 2 will end.

In the case of Windows XP, Service Pack 3 will continue to be supported. More information about the end of Windows XP SP2 support can be found here: http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifean31

For Windows 2000, we have been hard at work on a centralized site that brings together resources to help with moving from Windows 2000 to newer Windows versions. The Windows 2000 End-of-Support Solution Center is a good resource to leverage for your migration strategy.

To see the resources  specifically related to networking components on the Windows 2000 End-of-Support Solution Center, click here. This page covers such server roles and features as DHCP Server, DNS, IAS, NLB, and more.

For more information about this as well as Support Lifecycle information for other products, please visit the Microsoft Support Lifecycle page.

- Mike Platts