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Microsoft Retires Windows NT 4.0 Server

ENTmag.com reports that Microsoft Corp. has officially retired the Windows NT 4.0 Server operating system this week.

Despite the retirement, determined customers can still install new servers with the five-year-old operating system.

"The decision to discontinue Windows NT Server 4.0 reflects the growing demand for the Windows 2000 Server Family of operating systems, which offer greater reliability, manageability, and scalability," Microsoft said in its statement announcing the change, which went into effect Monday.

The change was one of several to the volume licensing programs that went into effect Oct. 1, when Microsoft updated to the controversial 6.0 version of its licensing system.

Read the full story at ENTmag.com: http://www.entmag.com/breaknews.asp?ID=4994.

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Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.

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