Sagitta insights: End of Life for Windows 7 and 2008 Servers

February 8, 2019 /

Written By: Thomas Salvini, Customer Support Team Lead

Have you ever wanted to troubleshoot a minor problem or set up a new function without needing to call Customer Support? We strive to help you succeed and we know how valuable your time is. That’s why, each month, we’re bringing you a support tip to help you resolve your issues or enable new functionalities as quickly and easily as possible. These Sagitta insights are just one way we want to help you become better every day.

Windows 7 and Windows 2008 Server operating systems will no longer receive Microsoft updates or security patches as they are designated End of Life on January 14, 2020. We recommend preparing an upgrade path to Windows 10 for workstations and Windows 2016 Server (SAG18R1 and higher) that use either Sagitta Online or In-House configurations. Delaying these upgrades can present additional risk to your organization’s ability to store and secure its data, which in turn can raise compliance issues. Of course we recommend consulting a compliance expert to further understand these risks.

Sagitta Server Specifics (find additional information on MyVertafore, articles 14022 and 12604)

  • Sagitta Application Server
    • As of 4/20/18 (general adoption date of SAG18R1), upgrading to a Windows 2016 Server is a requirement
  • Classic eForms Server
    • Currently running on Windows Server 2008
    • This server can be retired after loading and performing the migration utility tool for Vertafore eForms
      • Vertafore eForms is found in release 18R3.1.1000 (currently available) or the scheduled May release of SAG19R1
  • Web Services Server
    • Currently running on Windows Server 2012 – no changes currently
  • ASD Server
    • Currently running on Windows Server 2012 – no changes currently

We hope these steps help drive productivity in your business by giving you the ability to troubleshoot minor errors and enact new functionalities with minimal effort and time. We are dedicated to delivering results you can see and helping you achieve your business goals. Please reach out to us through MyVertafore if you have any further issues or questions.