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April 15, 2011

Time for action: Support has ended for Windows 2000 in industrial automation

Microsoft stopped issuing extended support and security updates for Windows 2000 in July 2010. What are the implications for your industrial network?

Torsten Rössel, Innominate Security Technologies AG

All good things come to an end. And so it is with Microsoft extended support and security updates for Windows 2000,which ended in July 2010. Any manufacturer with industrial applications that are based on Windows 2000 may wisely be considering a newer operating system, in order to remain in production with the necessary security support. But migrating to a new operating system can be time-consuming, disruptive and expensive.

Are there any better alternatives? This article presents several proven solutions.

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