Checkbox Retiring Support for SQL Server 2005, Windows Server 2003, IIS 6

As of December 31, 2013 certain previously-supported server configurations/products will no longer be supported by Checkbox Survey. As of the end of this year we will no longer support:

  • SQL Server 2005
  • Windows Server 2003
  • IIS 6

We WILL continue to support:

  • SQL Server 2008 all editions (including express)
  • SQL Server 2012 all editions (including express)
  • Windows Server 2008 all editions
  • Windows Server 2012 all editions
  • IIS7, IIS7.5, IIS8

Why This Change is Being Made:
SQL Server 2005, Windows Server 2003 and IIS 6 were all end of life'd by Microsoft between July 2010 and January 2012. They have become increasingly difficult to support and have since been replaced by higher-performing products. In order to better serve our customers and devote as much time as possible to developing and supporting Checkbox, we have made the decision to discontinue support for these older server products.

What This Means for You:
If you aren't using one of the server or IIS products being retired, you don't need to do a thing. We may be retiring support for other products in the future, but we will do our best to give you as much notice as possible before that happens.

If you are currently using SQL Server 2005, Windows Server 2003, or IIS 6, you can continue to use these with Checkbox version 4.7 - version 6.4 as these versions have all been tested in those environments. However, as of December 31, 2013, if you encounter any issues related to SQL Server 2005, Windows Server 2003 or IIS 6, our support team will no longer be able to help you troubleshoot those issues.

Version 6.4 will be the last version of Checkbox that supports these older Server products. It's possible that subsequent versions of Checkbox may work with the retired server products, but we will not be devoting time to testing in those environments and cannot guarantee that they will work with Checkbox version 6.5+.

For these two reasons, we strongly suggest that you upgrade your server environment as soon as possible.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Support Team and we would be glad to assist.

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