SMS 2003 going extended support is not a real surprise. It’s replacement, Microsoft SCCM 2007, has been out in the market place since November 2007.
It isn’t that big a problem for the IT Shop I work in. Our SMS 2003 infrastructure is mature, and we’re running stable client operating systems.
And as I wrote in “Lonely little SMS 2003 PCK files”, SCCM is on the (distant) horizon, so I have hope.
When I say hope, I mean that Windows 7, which all our customers want, will force the replacement of SMS 2003.
Windows 7 is not compatible with SMS 2003.