ThinkServer and Windows Server 2012


With support for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 ending, patches for security issues will no longer be provided, potentially leaving your outdated system vulnerable. Windows Server 2012 on ThinkServer provides the modern security hardware features of the Intel® Xeon® processor that offers the protection of fast, low-overhead encryption, high-quality keys, and secure key storage.

Businesses need to ensure security and compliance by taking advantage of new capabilities in hardware and software. Sarbanes-Oxley, UK Data Protection Act, HIPPA, FedRAMP, Payment Card Industry (PCI), etc. require security enforcement and create audit needs.

Lenovo ThinkServers are priced right and include many extras in the price of the server – including standard web remote management, hardware RAID adapter, easy 3-step installation rail kits, EasyManage, EasyStartup and EasyUpdate applications, as well as Smart Grid power management. Lenovo offers branded Microsoft OEM Windows Server 2012 licensing to save you even more.


Does the Security Rule mandate minimum operating system requirements for the personal computer systems used by a covered entity?



No. The Security Rule was written to allow flexibility for covered entities to implement security measures that best fit their organizational needs. The Security Rule does not specify minimum requirements for personal computer operating systems, but it does mandate requirements for information systems that contain electronic protected health information (e-PHI). Therefore, as part of the information system, the security capabilities of the operating system may be used to comply with technical safeguards standards and implementation specifications such as audit controls, unique user identification, integrity, person or entity authentication, or transmission security.  Additionally, any known security vulnerabilities of an operating system should be considered in the covered entity’s risk analysis (e.g., does an operating system include known vulnerabilities for which a security patch is unavailable, e.g., because the operating system is no longer supported by its manufacturer).


Microsoft Ends Support for Server 2003

On July 14, 2015, Microsoft will end support for Windows Server 2003.


Here’s why this is a really big deal for you:

After July 14, 2015, users of Windows Server 2003 will not receive any updates or patches to combat security issues

• Support on Windows Server 2003 applications and programs, as well as phone support, will be discontinued

• For businesses who rely on credit card processing, their systems will not pass compliance with Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards

• Without compliant systems, vendors like Visa® and MasterCard® may no longer do business with these companies

Read the End of Support (EOS) Survival Guide

Don’t delay call Tom @ 310-929-0836

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With the increased digitization of business, government, in fact all organizations, no one is doing fewer applications or less computing. However, without a modern infrastructure, all these organizations will not be able to address their growing computing needs without costs running away, increasing security risks, and running out of space, cooling and power capacity.

If you’re running Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 on older hardware, you’re running 10 year old technology. Outdated servers can be inefficient to run and more expensive to maintain.

Reduce your costs and plan for additional capacity taking advantage of the power efficiency of Lenovo ThinkServer® with Intel® Xeon® Processors and Intel® Intelligent Power Technology enhancements on Windows Server 2012. Fortunately, the latest Lenovo ThinkServers running Intel® Xeon® processors with Microsoft Windows Server 2012, enable our customers to do more, more securely, with less.

Lenovo TS140 Windows 2012 Server for Dental Clinics

If you haven’t already heard Microsoft is ending support of Server 2003 software on July 14, 2015.


What it means if your business is currently operating on 2003 software and is NOT planning to upgrade.

    • Security patches and updates for Windows Server 2003 will no longer be available. Older servers will be more vulnerable to malicious attacks. Your data, your customers’ data, and your IP will be at risk.
    • Businesses subject to regulations, like Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), HIPAA, and PCI, may face stiff penalties and huge fines. In addition, businesses that accept credit cards may lose their merchant privileges, if they continue to run on an unsupported Operating System.*
    • Critical data may be at risk. FEMA estimates that up to 70% of small to medium businesses that experience catastrophic data loss will fail within 12 months.**
    • Applications may not be recoverable if the OS fails. Users will not have access to the tools they need to work, which could paralyze business operations
    • Older servers are more expensive to operate and maintain. They fail more often, consume more power, generate more heat, and take up more space than the latest ThinkServers.

If you want to avoid these problems call Tom @ 310-929-0836