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Apparently, Windows XP Pro was built to be a Server OS.

Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 4:07 pm
by James
Digging to the core of Explorer.exe, I found this picture hidden into the tag:

Bitmap/158/1033. There is a picture with: Codename Whistler Server , Woah. XP Pro must have been attempted to be a XP Server


odd.

Here is a screenshot of what I am talking about:

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Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 4:08 pm
by Namronia
it was planned to be released as "XP server" but later done to server 2003 afaik

Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 4:10 pm
by Vista Ultimate R2
It's just that when XP was released Server 2003 was still in beta, and as both OSes were built from the same core they both contained the same logos etc - just like there would have been Longhorn Professional and Longhorn Server logos in the Vista betas, XP had Whistler Pro and Whistler Server in it. Server 2003 is basically XP Server but with a slightly newer kernel as it came out later.

Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 7:28 pm
by Andy
XP Pro works great as a server too if you ask me I use it at home and I've never had any problems at all. Runs smooth and flawlessly, just like a server should. I don't know why they didn't go ahead and use it rather than change it to 2003 and keep building on it.

Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 9:59 pm
by Vista Ultimate R2
Presumably they were still working on the server components that XP lacks - they split the client and server releases as they felt that the pressures on the release that applied to the consumer client aren't the same as apply to server OSes so the two should be separate. XP is ok as a simple fileserver but doesn't have the advanced server components of the Server editions of Windows.

Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 10:52 pm
by betamaster
In XP 64 Bit Beta Build 3790 there are many things from Server 2003, and on first startup we see this...

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 1:28 pm
by eON
Yeah but XP x64 basically is Server 2003.

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Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 5:25 am
by donaldmylife
You can run TweakNT.exe on xp and click "convert to Server",then restart, you will found that xp turn into "Whistler Server"

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Posted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 9:12 am
by thenico
donaldmylife wrote:You can run TweakNT.exe on xp and click "convert to Server",then restart, you will found that xp turn into "Whistler Server"

Don't try that with Windows XP SP2 or SP3.
You will got a licence violation after the reboot.

But with windows xp rtm or xp sp1, it works very well
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Posted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 2:40 pm
by Rob Jansen
Dont covert it with Luna still activated, otherwise you get this:

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(i didnt black out the codes, but windows did that).

(The green piece, is the start button and start menu is all messed up, errors everywhere).

And also nice bootscreen

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