Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 was a wonderful leap forward for small business IT. For the first time corporate quality software and services were in the price range of the average start-up, family or lifestyle business.
Combining email, file, VPN, web, print and databases (with Premium Edition) services into one affordable box was great news. The price point of around £330 for the standard server AND five licenses was awesome value.
Now though, SBS 2003 is entering its final year of support from Microsoft.
Microsoft Support for Small Business Server 2003 ends in April 2014.
This means that Microsoft will stop releasing updates and patches for bugs and vulnerabilities. Unpatched vulnerabilities leave the system susceptible to virus and trojan attacks. Therefore Diagknows recommends you urgently plan for a migration away from SBS 2003.