Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 EOL Upgrade Project

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On July 9, 2019, extended support for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will end. Microsoft will also end its extended support for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 editions on January 14, 2020. Efforts to upgrade Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will be occurring simultaneously.

Our discovery phase found approximately 1,200 Windows and 400 SQL instances running 2008 and below that require upgrade. These servers host about over 500 applications and will be migrated over the next 12 months.

The project will occur in four phases. Completion is scheduled for the end of June 2019 for SQL upgrades and by the end of December 2019 for Windows OS upgrades. We are creating distinct assignment groups based on the complexity of your upgrade. Our approach is to work with simpler upgrades first while those with more complex requirements, such as heavy vendor involvement will be included later. All SQL 2008 Servers, and previous versions (Stand-alone) that do not require an OS upgrade will be included in the first phase.

The collaboration of various application and server support teams are required for the successful planning, execution, validation and completion of this vast endeavor. We will work directly with application teams that manage and own the applications hosted on the targeted servers.


Please refer to our wiki (MyAccess login required) or contact:

Akansha Khanna
[email protected]
Project Manager

Armanda Edwards-Newman
[email protected]
OCIO - Technical Project Lead