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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: One or more systems in your department/area have been identified as running Microsoft Windows Server 2003. In preparation for this transition, please contact appropriate vendors to understand the compatibility requirements of your application with current Windows operating systems. Below are project upgrade details for hosted and non-hosted application owners.

  • Systems with Medical Center application owners and systems hosted in the campus data center and subscribing to system administration services, our project team will reach out to you with details on the planning and upgrade process, important deadlines, any costs associated with migrations, schedules, and updates to help make sure your Microsoft Windows 2003 system is upgraded successfully by the deadline.
  • Campus non-hosted and departmentally administered systems You will be responsible for upgrading your Microsoft Windows 2003 server. However, we can provide a range of services from tracking the progress of your self-administered upgrades to helping you migrate servers into the Campus Data Center. You can review data center service offerings at Please contact the data center team at data at [email protected] for more information or an assessment of your current server environment.

HOW WE CAN HELP YOU: You can stay up to date on what is happening in regards to this project by visiting A comprehensive communication plan will be provided along with details on scheduled outages and project progress. Alternatively, you can contact Project Manager, Arabella Handy at [email protected].

Thank you,

Arabella Handy

UCSF Information Technology
Senior IT Infrastructure Project Manager
Phone: 415-370-8179
Email: [email protected]