Windows-Help.NET Newsletter 10 Aug. 2002, Vol 5 No. 32

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w   Microsoft Sends Windows NT in Retirement
w   Featured Software: Synchromagic
w   Recent Support BBS Postings
w   Recommended Book
w   Web Site Updates
w   Administrivia

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Microsoft Sends Windows NT in Retirement

by Arie Slob

Hello Windows users,

Microsoft Sends Windows NT in Retirement Microsoft has started a phased retirement of Windows NT® Server 4.0. NT 4 started life in the marketplace in September 1996. After five years on the market—and with the increasing adoption of its successor, Windows® 2000 Server family, the end of NT 4 draws ever closer.

As announced in September 2001, and effective October 1, 2001, Windows NT Server 4.0 (Standard or Enterprise Edition) is no longer available through Microsoft Volume Licensing programs. This product line will continue to be phased out through July 1, 2003. Last July 1st singled the end of Windows NT Server 4.0 (Standard and Enterprise Edition) Full Packaged Product (FPP). It will no longer be available in the reselling channel. Also on this date NT 4.0 Terminal Server Edition stopped being offered through the Direct OEM channel. Next year (July 1, 2003) will see NT Server 4.0 (Standard) no longer be offered through the System Builder channel.

Product support will also be phased out:

  • From January 1, 2003, customers requesting non-security QFEs will be charged a fee. Security updates will be provided free of charge to all customers during this time period.
  • From January 1, 2004, Pay-per-incident and Premier support will no longer be available. The availability of security updates for NT 4.0 after this period has not been established.
  • Online support will no longer be available from January 1, 2005 (but this date isn't fixed yet).

Windows NT 4.0 Server has been a successful product for Microsoft, and is being (or has been) replaced by Windows 2000 Server in many companies.

Rose City Software


"I travel a great deal and always have to synchronize my laptop with my office desktop. Synchromagic gets the job quickly and efficiently in about 1/10th the time it used to take me and I never forget any files! And when I return to the office synching back to my desktop is a no brainer. I love this software!"
-- David Rees, USA

Recent Support BBS Postings

XP Recovery - Windows XP
Putting OS on new hard drive - Windows 98
Clearing Temp Internet Files - Other Internet Software
Networking Win2k:Win98 Password Error - Windows 2000
"default mail client is not properly installed" - Internet Explorer

  Recommended Book: Windows XP Headaches

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Web Site Updates

These pages were added/updated in the past 2 weeks. Information on previously updated/added pages is available on the What's New? page for 1 month.
Added: Spammers Foiled A Bit More Often Today
Added: Patent Claims Royalties Owed On Photo Formats


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Updated: Repair Internet Explorer


Spammers Foiled A Bit More Often Today

Spam stopped enroute, never reaches recipients, thanks to

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Patent Claims Royalties Owed On Photo Formats

Yet another lawsuit actively seeking royalties on commonly used photo formats.

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The most extensive listing of shareware sites anywhere on the Internet. Well over one hundred shareware sites and gaming sites linked from here.
Windows XP Tip: Disable Search Assistant

If you dislike the Windows XP Search Assistant as much as I do, you'll love this tip! Take control back, and restore Windows 2000-like search functionality.

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