Alibaba Cloud will stop providing security updates for RDS for SQL Server 2008 R2 instances purchased on and after July 9, 2019.

Causes

Microsoft will end its support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 on July 9, 2019. This means that regular security updates will no longer be provided. However, you will be able to purchase up to three years of Extended Security Updates from Microsoft. Microsoft will offer Extended Security Updates for purchase on July 9, 2019, which includes Security Updates and Bulletins rated "critical."

Effective time

July 9, 2019

Existing RDS for SQL Server 2008 R2 instances

We recommend that you upgrade your instances to SQL Server 2012 or 2016. For more information, see Upgrade SQL Server 2008 R2.

New RDS for SQL Server 2008 R2 instances

Microsoft will offer up to three years of Extended Security Updates for purchase. We recommend that you use other RDS for SQL Server versions. If you still choose to purchase RDS for SQL Server 2008 R2 instances, you hereby acknowledge that Alibaba Cloud will not provide security updates for the related instances.

Note You can purchase Extended Security Updates (for three years from July 9, 2019) offered by Microsoft, and submit a ticket to Alibaba Cloud to install the updates.