1.    13 Jul 2015 #1
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    End of Support July 14, 2015


    Products Moving to End of Support Effective Date
    Microsoft Forefront Client Security July 14, 2015
    Microsoft MapPoint 2013 July 14, 2015
    Microsoft Streets & Trips 2013 July 14, 2015
    Microsoft Streets & Trips 2013 GPS Locator
    Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Compute Cluster Edition July 14, 2015
    Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter Edition (32-Bit x86)
    Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter x64 Edition
    Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition (32-Bit x86)
    Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise x64 Edition
    Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
    Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard x64 Edition
    Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
    Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition for Itanium-Based Systems
    Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter x64 Edition
    Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
    Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
    Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
    Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
    Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition
    Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition


    Services Packs Moving to End of Support Effective Date
    Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 July 14, 2015
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  2.    13 Jul 2015 #2

    Hi there

    Pity about W2003 Server -- still IMO the BEST OS ever produced -- and it was possible to modify it for use so you could run it as a desktop OS.

    How to convert your Windows Server 2003... to a Workstation!

    Still times move on -- W10 is looking better and better.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3.    13 Jul 2015 #3
    Join Date : Sep 2014
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Pity about W2003 Server -- still IMO the BEST OS ever produced -- and it was possible to modify it for use so you could run it as a desktop OS.

    How to convert your Windows Server 2003... to a Workstation!

    Still times move on -- W10 is looking better and better.
    Well, unfortunately, it's got so many patches to it now.. it's hard to maintain anyways... It also prevents you from upgrading your Active Directory domains to a higher level (ie, more secure level).

    You can turn any server version of Windows into a workstation, in cluding Sever 2008, 2008 R@, 2012, 2012 R2... you just need to enable the right services and install the right components.

    However, running Windows server as a desktop has some inherent issues.. for instance, many kinds of apps, like Antivirus, won't run desktop version, you have to run the more expensive server versions.
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  4.    13 Jul 2015 #4
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    I have the Streets and Trips 2013 and there hasn't been any real support for that since it was first issued. There hasn't been any construction data update since I installed it, when it first came out.
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  5.    13 Jul 2015 #5
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    North West Indianapolis, Indiana
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    Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit and VM

    Microsoft MapPoint 2013
    Microsoft Streets & Trips 2013

    I own these 2 and there have never been any issues with either. Great Programs very useful and the best off line maps.
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  6.    13 Jul 2015 #6
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    North West Indianapolis, Indiana
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    Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit and VM

    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Well, unfortunately, it's got so many patches to it now.. it's hard to maintain anyways... It also prevents you from upgrading your Active Directory domains to a higher level (ie, more secure level).

    You can turn any server version of Windows into a workstation, in cluding Sever 2008, 2008 R@, 2012, 2012 R2... you just need to enable the right services and install the right components.

    However, running Windows server as a desktop has some inherent issues.. for instance, many kinds of apps, like Antivirus, won't run desktop version, you have to run the more expensive server versions.
    I can confirm Microsoft Security Essentials runs on Server OS if you have some server OS trials etc.....
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  7.    13 Jul 2015 #7
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    looks like Streets and Trips is discontinued. they want you to use Bing Maps. 2013 is the last one listed on MSDN. https://www.microsoft.com/streets/en-us/default.aspx That's too bad. I like that program and do use it.
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  8.    13 Jul 2015 #8

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there

    Pity about W2003 Server -- still IMO the BEST OS ever produced -- and it was possible to modify it for use so you could run it as a desktop OS.

    How to convert your Windows Server 2003... to a Workstation!

    Still times move on -- W10 is looking better and better.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Still running it as a file server and music box. Oh well, I have one more batch of updates and then I disconnect it form the Internet.
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  9.    13 Jul 2015 #9

    Quote Originally Posted by Indianatone View Post
    I can confirm Microsoft Security Essentials runs on Server OS if you have some server OS trials etc.....
    With both Windows XP x64 Edition AND Windows Server 2003, you could run the Vista/7 install of MSE, and yes it FULLY works. I could have ran it as a workstation with no issues. Drivers are harder to find, but it detected more SCSI hard than XP did.
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