Windows Server 2003 Support

Microsoft discontinued technical support for Windows Server 2003 on July 14, 2015 and support for Windows Server 2003 R2 ended on October 9, 2016.

This operating system no longer receives updates and it has been our general policy to end support for platforms that are no longer supported by Microsoft.

If you continue to use Windows Server 2003 as a server platform, you should understand the risks, particularly if that system is accessible over the public Internet. Server platforms are typically more critical, and more likely to be exposed to external attacks.

If you must continue to use older versions of Windows Server, take steps to minimize your exposure and use tools such as the Security Compliance Manager. Microsoft also offers an Assessment and Planning Toolkit to assist with the migration process to a supported version of Windows Server.

Windows Server 2003 only provides support for SSL and TLS 1.0. This platform does not support  TLS 1.2 and current encryption algorithms, causing most servers to reject the connection.

If your application requires a secure connection, you must use Windows Server 2008 R2 or later versions. It is recommended you use the current build of Windows Server 2019.

We cannot provide technical support for older versions of SocketTools on unsupported Windows platforms. If you have any questions or concerns about upgrading your software, please contact us.