Product Name General Availability Date Mainstream Support Retired Extended Support Retired
Windows 2000 Advanced Server 31-Mar-2000 30-Jun-2005 30-Jun-2010
Windows 2000 Data Center Server 13-Nov-2000 30-Jun-2005 30-Jun-2010
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional 31-Mar-2000 30-Jun-2005 30-Jun-2010
Windows 2000 Server 31-Mar-2000 30-Jun-2005 30-Jun-2010
What does this mean to you? See below…
From what I can gather the regular pay support (standard from what I can see) will continue.. but no more DCR’s and no more hotfixes unless you purchase an extended contract.
Windows 2000 will continue to get security fixes as well.
I could be wrong in my interpretation – if so someone let me know.
* Mainstream support includes all the support options and programs that customers receive today, such as no-charge incident support, paid incident support, support that is charged on an hourly basis, support for warranty claims, and hotfix support. After mainstream support ends, extended support will be offered for Business and Development software.
** Extended support includes all paid support options and security-related hotfix support that is provided at no charge. Hotfix support that is not security-related requires a separate extended hotfix support contract to be purchased within 90 days after mainstream support ends. Microsoft will not accept requests for warranty support, design changes, or new features during the extended support phase.