Convincing my Users to upgrade to Windows Server 2008 R2 or 2012 [closed]

I am a co-op student doing my internship and I have been given the dreadful task of upgrading people’s Windows Server 2003 or older versions to Windows Server 2008 R2 or higher. However, most users are very aggressive when it comes to letting me upgrade because they may not care about the version of server they are using. For my requirements though I have to do it so I wanted to ask someone what arguments or incentives could I use to successfully convince my users to let me upgrade their server?
Does a regular user benefit greatly from stability? Performance increase? What can I use to my advantage to aid me in convincing them?


Windows Server 2003 will be end-of-support in July 2015. There is only two years left in its life. It is a ten year old technology that is crusty and stale. That’s all the justification you should need.

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