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Is there anyway to run a Windows 2003 32 bit server version on an Azure VM?

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  • Hello Ahmed,

    Thank you for posting on the Azure forums!

    Windows Server 2003 platform image is not present on Azure as of now. Therefore, the only way to have Windows Server 2003 run on Azure would be to migrate the VM vhd file which I believe must work. However, you would have to download and install the integration services so that it can work with Hyper-V which is actually the virtualization used in Azure.

    Refer to http://morgansimonsen.com/2014/03/05/will-it-run-how-to-run-your-favorite-legacy-os-in-a-windows-azure-vm/ for details on this. We could not find a Microsoft article specifying the use of legacy OS like Server 2003 but you can check this for more details.

    Hope this helps you.

    Regards,

    Loydon

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