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Platform Retirement And End of Support For Windows Server 2003

Applies to:
  • CrashPlan for Home
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Windows Server 2003 is being retired as a supported operating system for Code42 products. This article explains what Windows Server 2003 retirement means to current customers who have Code42 products installed on this operating system.


  • CrashPlan app

Windows Server 2003 retirement

Version 4.2 of the CrashPlan app, released in June 2015, is the last supported version for computers running Windows Server 2003. Additionally, Code42's end-of-support date for Windows Server 2003 is July 14th, 2015. This means that on that date, Code42 will stop providing support for our software on computers running Windows Server 2003.

This means:

  • Computers running Windows Server 2003 will no longer receive automatic upgrades to the CrashPlan app.
  • After the end of support date, our Customer Champion team can no longer guarantee assistance with issues arising from use of the CrashPlan app on Windows Server 2003.
  • After the end of support date, Code42 cannot guarantee that our products will operate without issues on Windows Server 2003.

Frequently asked questions

Why is Code42 ending support for Windows Server 2003?

Code42 innovates and evolves our solutions to provide customers with richer functionality and more robust products. For this reason, we cannot continue to support operating systems that are no longer supported or updated by their manufacturer.

How will I know when my operating system is no longer supported by Code42?

When the next version of the CrashPlan app is released, we will post an announcement to our Support Forum. Additionally, you can always find up-to-date information about supported operating systems in the CrashPlan System Requirements.

What can I do to continue using future releases of the CrashPlan app?

To continue receiving software updates and support for future releases of Code42 software, you must upgrade your operating system to a supported version.

As a CrashPlan administrator, what can I do to ensure that my Code42 environment continues to function and that my users continue to be protected?

To continue receiving software updates and support for future releases of Code42 software, you must upgrade the operating systems of devices in your Code42 environment to a supported version.

If you have any questions, contact our Customer Champions.

Updates to this document

The Platform Retirement And End Of Support For Windows Server 2003 document should not be interpreted as legally binding commitments, but rather as an informational document that may change occasionally as we respond to changing market conditions and to our customers' needs.

This document represents the current view of Code42 as of the date it was posted. Code42 may change or update this policy at any time, without notice. Code42 cannot guarantee that this document will be kept up to date, nor that any typographical errors, inaccuracies or omissions will be corrected. Please check this document periodically to keep informed of any changes.

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