This year Microsoft will end all support for Windows Server 2008 R2.
What does this Mean? Microsoft will no longer provide automatic fixes, updates, or online technical assistance. Vulnerabilities in the operating system that are discovered after this date will not be fixed by Microsoft. Furthermore, Microsoft will no longer offer any type of support for the operating system. It won’t be long before those systems are specifically targeted and exploited by hackers.
The moral of this story is ….If you are still running Windows Server 2008 R2 the time to start planning and implementing change is now.