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:Introduction to Windows Server 2003 system images is no longer supported

Last Updated:Dec 30, 2022

Introduction

In July 2015, Wei software officially announced that it would stop supporting Windows Server 2003 systems. To ensure data security, Alibaba Cloud does not recommend that you continue to use Windows server 2003 for your ECS instances. Alibaba Cloud went offline on July 20, 2017, using all Windows Server 2003 images. To protect your data and business security, Alibaba Cloud recommends and encourages you to migrate your existing Windows Server 2003 instances to later versions of instances if necessary, such as the Windows Server 2008 R2 system and Windows Server 2012 system.

Background

To continue using Windows Server 2003 instances, perform the following patches to fix some system vulnerability.

Operating system

Patch numbers and links

Windows Server 2003 64-bit

KB958644

KB2347290

KB3011780

KB4012598

KB4012583

KB4022747

KB4018466

KB3197835

KB4024323

KB4025218

KB4024402

KB4019204

Windows Server 2003 32-bit

KB958644

KB2347290

KB3011780

KB4012598

KB4012583

KB4022747

KB4018466

KB3197835

KB4024323

KB4025218

KB4024402

KB4019204

Due to hardware compatibility and driver problems, Alibaba Cloud cannot solve the problem on the operating system. Windows Server 2003 images cannot be used for new products and instance specifications from Alibaba Cloud. Alibaba Cloud will continue to pay attention to Windows Server 2003 Security vulnerability information. Based on the level of the security vulnerability, you will be notified through an announcement on the Alibaba Cloud official website, an email, an internal message, or other methods.