Need AntiVirus protection for Windows Server Standard FE  2007 and 2000 - Service Pack 2

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The client needs AntiVirus protection for Windows Server Standard FE  2007 - Service Pack 2
They also have Server 2000 (Which has old software on it, and can't be upgraded right away)

I prefer using TrendMicro.  Is there another I can use?

I will upgrade to a newer version of Windows eventually.

Thanks.
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If Trend Micro runs on Server 2000 then I would use it.

Now do you mean Server 2008?  Again if you are licensing Trend Micro for Server 2000, then use it for Server 2008 as well
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Server 2008 FE is Foundation Edition Max ram 8GB https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/orphan-topics/ws.10/dd459191(v=ws.10) There is no such thing as Windows Server 2007 Any Edition.

Windows 2000 of any version will make you open up vulnerabil services to support it i.e. SMB1
AntiVirus can only do so much even if on a fully supported platform with all updates. By running outdated software you are risking your company, your customers data, and indirectly you are  a vector to infect other users of the internet. So your actions are putting ME at risk

As an IT Pro you should be hammering this home to the client. If you are the client you are the equivalent of a person driving a Model T on the autobahn on a foggy night.
You'll need to find old apps for Windows Server 2000.  Windows Server 2008 is still currently supported, so find the latest software for it.  Bitdefender and ESET are 2 of the better ones, but you need to pay for them.

http://www.oldapps.com/old_version_Tiny_Personal_Firewall.php#about
http://www.oldapps.com/Outpost_Firewall.php?old_outpost_firewall=12
http://www.oldapps.com/zonealarm.php?old_zalarm=27

I've listed a few, and ZoneAlarm 7 might be the better one to use, but I used the Tiny Personal Firewall for my purposes long ago, when I had to keep a Win2k system around.  Windows 2000 was already obsolete even before Vista came on the scene.

You should uninstall every unecessary piece of 3rd party software, including browsers, and especially IE 6.  You can't get patches for them anymore, so there's no need to run IE for Windows Update.  Nobody should be running browsers on a server anyway.  Don't let anyone connect to the system unless you've authorized them.  Leave just the software you need running on it.  Firewall off every IP address except those that need to connect.  You should be safe enough that way.

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