.NET 1.1 on Windows Server 2003 Extended Support End


  • If .NET 1.1 is a component of Windows Server 2003 and extended support for Windows Server 2003 ends on 07/14/2015, does that mean that .NET 1.1 when running on Windows Server 2003 will get extended support until 07/14/2015?
    Thursday, May 31, 2012 8:23 PM


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  • Hi,

    Do you mean .NET 1.1 is .NET Framework 1.1?

    Support for the .NET Framework components does not imply that support for the hosting Windows operating system is available.

    Extended Support End Date for .NET Framework 1.1 is 10/8/2013, and Service Pack Support End Date for .NET Framework 1.1 is 9/9/2005.

    For more information please refer to following MS articles:

    Microsoft Product Lifecycle Search(NET Framework 1.1)
    Microsoft Product Lifecycle Search (Windows Server 2003)

    Hope this helps!

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    Friday, June 01, 2012 2:31 AM
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    Monday, June 04, 2012 8:38 AM
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    Monday, June 11, 2012 1:39 AM
  • Lawrence - I think the question really is this - If Windows Server 2003 (at SP 2) is retired from Support on 07/14/2015 (Extended Support End Date), and .NET Framework 1.1. (a component of Windows Server 2003) is retired from Support 10/8/2013 (Extended Support End Date) - will security updates be released that mitigate any new vulnerabilities discovered  in .NET Framework 1.1 for Windows Server 2003 SP2 between 10/8/2013 and 7/14/2015?
    Wednesday, December 19, 2012 7:23 PM
  • We always honor the lifecycle of the underlying .Net Framework bits for any bits shipping in the OS box, even if the published lifecycle for the .Net version happens to be shorter.

    .NET 1.1 SP1 shipped in Windows Server 2003 SP2 x86 (but did not ship in the OS for x64 and ia64), so we currently ship one patch for Windows Server 2003 SP2 x86 and ship a second patch for all the other platforms supported by .NET 1.1 SP1 where customers install the stand-alone .NET 1.1 redist.

    For the 2 year period when .NET 1.1 SP1 is out of extended support but Windows Server 2003 SP2 x86 is still in support we will continue shipping the OS patch but will stop shipping the second (MSI) patch for the redist. So customers running Windows Server 2003 SP2 x86 will still be supported for .NET 1.1 SP1 security issues for the entirety of the OS lifecycle, but .NET 1.1 SP1 as a standalone product will not be supported after 10/8/2013 on any platforms where the bits did not ship in the OS.

    Armand Rouleau

    • Proposed as answer by ArmandRouleau Thursday, February 21, 2013 9:45 PM
    Thursday, February 21, 2013 9:45 PM
  • Is there any official Microsoft Policy, that I can quote, which states that? 
    Thursday, January 09, 2014 5:52 PM