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Support for NT 4.0 Extended One Year

Microsoft has decided not to extinguish all support for Windows NT 4.0 for another year.

Originally the company had set Jan.1, 2004 as the date no support of any kind would be available for the operating system, and non-security-related hotfixes will still hold to that timetable. Support for pay-per-incident and premier support, though, was extended through Dec. 31, 2004. Regular support for NT 4.0 ended Dec. 31, 2002.

It makes sense for Microsoft to extend NT 4.0 support, considering that it’s still hanging around in most networks. A recent survey by the news Web site ENTMag.com found that of the 800 or so respondents, nearly two-thirds still have NT 4.0 boxes running. (For more, also see, "The Sounds of Security" in the News Archive.)

About the Author

Keith Ward is the editor in chief of Virtualization Review.

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