Similar to Windows XP, most IT shops are staying with Server 2003 even though it has dropped mainstream support and is in Extended Support until July 2015. This puts a lot of businesses in risk for a security breach or outage. I guess “If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it” applies for a bit longer…. Until it breaks and they go down for a bit. I’m quite a bit more proactive in supporting my servers. I stay up to date. If the new version doesn’t have many new features, I’ll hold off, but not at the expense of security or stability.
“The greater the changes, the less likely Microsoft will fix even security problems,” Cherrysaid. “Looking at the degree of change in Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2, it is becoming riskierto continue to run on Windows Server 2003.”