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Microsoft KB Archive/101900

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Windows NT AS Features Not Included in Windows NT

Article ID: 101900

Article Last Modified on 10/31/2006


  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1

This article was previously published under Q101900


Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server contains all the features of Windows NT. It is, however, a superset of Windows NT. It has additional enhanced features ideally suitable for a versatile network server, as compared to Windows NT which can be used only as a workgroup server.

The following features of Windows NT Advanced Server are not part of Windows NT:

  • Domain Control - Windows NT Advanced Server can be used as a Domain Controller which facilitates centralized network administration. Domain is a concept of logically grouping servers and workstations into one unit.
  • Trust Relationship - It can be used to set up trust relationship with other network domains to extend the network connectivity.
  • Advanced Fault Tolerance - It has advanced fault tolerance features which include disk mirroring, disk duplexing and disk striping with parity. This protects against data loses due to hard disk or computer failure.
  • Directory Replication - This feature of Windows NT AS allows export of files from a particular directory from the master server to multiple computers and update files automatically.
  • Central Location for User Profile - This facility provides the facility of storing multiple users operating environment called profiles at a central location so that these can be accessed from any workstation in the network.
  • Services for Macintosh - This enables Macintosh computers to connect to Windows NT Advanced Server as workstations and clients.
  • Extended RAS Support - Remote Access Services in the Advanced Server supports up to 64 ports, compared to 1 for Windows NT. This feature allows multiple remote workstations to connect to NT AS. It provides access to client-server applications and advanced security.

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