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I am looking at this page ( ) but I can't figure out the answer to this question. Suppose we have a Windows 2003 Server with the latest service pack. Is it still supported?

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Windows server 2003 is in extended support. Support will officially end July 14, 2015

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From the Microsoft page that you linked to:

Support ends 24 months after the next service pack releases or at the end of the product's support lifecycle, whichever comes first.

SP2 is the final Service Pack available for Server 2003. You will lose support when Server 2003 as a platform is no longer supported. It was released on 3/30/2005 so it has mainstream support until 3/30/2010. You will have to deal with the extended support restrictions through 3/30/2015.

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Here's the feature matrix for the extended support phase:

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