System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection support ends July 14, 2015 on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003

22. June 2015 Updates 0

Today we would like to inform you that Microsoft’s support agreement for System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 will end soon.

**From July 14 2015, Microsoft will no longer support System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. As a result, the agent will stop functioning leaving these systems vulnerable to attacks.**

Starting July 14 2015, systems running Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 that have the System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection client installed will receive the following system tray notification.

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The same message will be displayed upon opening the client and the antimalware service **cannot** be started. **These systems will no longer have antivirus protection.**

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Note, that this will also effect Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010.

Thomas Duryea would like to help you plan to move off System Center Endpoint Protection to Trend Micro OfficeScan. Trend Micro OfficeScan will continue to provide definition updates on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 systems to ensure they are protected from vulnerabilities and threats.

Additionally, it is important to have a plan in place to migrate off Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 to newer operating systems. Thomas Duryea can provide help with planning and performing this work.

**If you would like to speak to TD about the changes to Microsoft’s support agreement, migrating off Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, or any other technology, please [contact us here](http://www.thomasduryea.com.au/contact/).**