When will Blackbaud end support for Windows Server 2003?

Microsoft has ended support for Windows Server 2003 on July 14, 2015.  This means that Microsoft is no longer releasing software or security updates for this operating system which may leave you vulnerable to security threats, malicious software and compatibility issues.

The below Knowledgebase article explains when Blackbaud will end support for Windows Server 2003 and your options.

On July 14, 2015, Blackbaud ended support for Windows Server 2003. While we will continue to answer your software questions regardless of your Windows or SQL Server version, we will no longer address product related issues resulting from these Microsoft products and will no longer test our software to ensure compatibility with it.  Refer to How does Blackbaud determine support for operating systems? for additional information.

If you are using The Raiser's Edge, The Financial Edge, The Education Edge or Blackbaud Student Information System on Windows Server 2003, then see the following options available to you:

  1. Move or migrate your Blackbaud application to a supported operating system.  See Knowledgebase article 38289 for instructions on the server move/migration process.

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  2. Chat with Sales to learn more about and discuss our new hosting based solutions.

Current Blackbaud product versions and compatible operating systems that can be used after July 13, 2015:

The Raiser's Edge version 7.93.5792
Windows Server 2008 No Service Pack and Service Pack 2 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows Server 2008 R2 No Service Pack and Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2012 No Service Pack and Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2012 R2

The Raiser's Edge version 7.95.6283
Windows Server 2008 No Service Pack, Service Pack 1 & 2 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows Server 2008 R2 No Service Pack and Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 R2

The Raiser's Edge version 7.96.6401
Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 R2

The Financial Edge version 7.87.164
Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 R2

The Education Edge and Blackbaud Student Information System version 7.87.164
Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 & 2
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 R2

Review our System Requirements for additional information regarding compatibility for your Blackbaud product.

Environment

 Windows Server 2003 (32-bit);Windows Server 2003 (64-bit);Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-bit);Windows Server 2003 R2 (64-bit)

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