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ACTION REQUIRED: MICROSOFT WINDOWS SERVER 2003 UPGRADE

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Dear Colleagues:

WHAT’S HAPPENING: Microsoft Windows Server 2003 will reach its end-of-life on July 13, 2015. Microsoft will no longer be providing updates or support, and Windows 2003 servers will no longer meet UCSF minimum security requirements beyond that date. Servers must be upgraded to a supported version of the operating system by this date. Server migrations will be closely coordinated with appropriate stakeholders, including application owners and users.

WHAT YOU CAN DO: If applications for your department/area have been identified as running on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 systems, you can prepare for this transition by contacting your vendor to understand the compatibility of your application with current Windows operating systems. Our project team will reach out to you with details on the planning and upgrade process, important deadlines, any costs associated with migrations, and schedules to help make sure your Microsoft Windows 2003 system is upgraded successfully by the deadline.

HOW WE CAN HELP YOU: You can stay up to date on what is happening in regards to this project by visiting https://it.ucsf.edu/projects/windows-server-2003-end-support. A comprehensive communication plan will be provided along with details on scheduled outages and project progress. Alternatively, if you need support you can contact Project Manager, Arabella Handy at arabella.handy@ucsf.edu.

Thank you,

Arabella Handy

UCSF Information Technology

Senior IT Infrastructure Project Manager

Phone: 415-370-8179

Email: ah@ucsf.edu