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 PostPost subject: The same Windows 2000 bootscreen in Windows Server 2003        Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:06 am 
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Hello, I want to know how to have the Windows 2000 start screen in Server 2003, I want the same blue bars until the end and not three squares moving and you do not know how much is left. What files do I have to replace to have the Windows 2000 boot, since all kernel resources such as ntoskrnl.exe and ntkrnlpa.exe only have black bitmaps and the Windows Server 2003 logo does not appear in any of them. For me, I have to change things in the registry or edit / replace a file so that the bootscreen has the same logic as Windows 2000.

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 PostPost subject: Re: The same Windows 2000 bootscreen in Windows Server 2003        Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:31 am 
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 PostPost subject: Re: The same Windows 2000 bootscreen in Windows Server 2003        Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:10 pm 
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Which as I recall the last time I requested it, nobody had a copy.
You can get a close enough one asis by adding a /SOS switch to the boot.ini line for the os of choice. You won't get some fancy logo in the center though. Only NT4 style init text.

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 PostPost subject: Re: The same Windows 2000 bootscreen in Windows Server 2003        Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:23 pm 
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Venetik wrote:
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Which as I recall the last time I requested it, nobody had a copy.
You can get a close enough one asis by adding a /SOS switch to the boot.ini line for the os of choice. You won't get some fancy logo in the center though. Only NT4 style init text.
I have. But I can provide it after 3rd of Jan.

I still collect various CODE from winocm and osbetaarchive/early betaarchive for archiving :)

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 PostPost subject: Re: The same Windows 2000 bootscreen in Windows Server 2003        Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:53 pm 
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I have. But I can provide it after 3rd of Jan.

I still collect various CODE from winocm and osbetaarchive/early betaarchive for archiving :)


That would be great! Is it the one I referenced here viewtopic.php?f=16&t=32687 ? With changes, the init debug text could be swapped out with a massive Windows server 2003 logo image, further fulfilling his request for a more 2k style bootscreen. The top and bottom bitmaps could also be easily swapped out as well.

OP, here's what NtosdropCe looks like on boot. Probably had the /sos switch thrown to bring it up:
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Word of note though, WRK is only compatible with Server 2003 SP1. Not R2. Don't know if there were changes with ntosdropce to change this.

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 PostPost subject: Re: The same Windows 2000 bootscreen in Windows Server 2003        Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:22 pm 
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Hello, I want to know how to have the Windows 2000 start screen in Server 2003, I want the same blue bars until the end and not three squares moving and you do not know how much is left.

You can't do that with a vanilla kernel. The code is simply not there.

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What files do I have to replace to have the Windows 2000 boot, since all kernel resources such as ntoskrnl.exe and ntkrnlpa.exe only have black bitmaps and the Windows Server 2003 logo does not appear in any of them.

Oh, the bitmaps are not black, you just don't use the proper palette - the real palette is hardcoded inside the kernel. The embedded BMP header includes an all-black palette presumably to discourage modders from tampering with the kernel.

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For me, I have to change things in the registry or edit / replace a file so that the bootscreen has the same logic as Windows 2000.

As I said, this is all located in crucial system files that one shouldn't replace without proper knowledge.

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