Windows NT 4.0

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Windows NT 4.0 is an operating system that is part of Microsoft's Windows NT family of operating systems.wikipedia
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Windows 2000

2000Windows 2000 ServerMicrosoft Windows 2000
It was Microsoft's primary business-oriented operating system until the introduction of Windows 2000.
It is the successor to Windows NT 4.0.

Windows 95

95Microsoft Windows 95Windows 95 OSR2
Workstation, server and embedded editions were sold; all editions feature a graphical user interface similar to that of Windows 95. The successor to Windows NT 3.51, Windows NT 4.0 introduced the user interface of Windows 95 to the Windows NT family, including the Windows shell, File Explorer (known as Windows NT Explorer at the time), and the use of "My" nomenclature for shell folders (e.g. My Computer).
However, Cairo would partially ship in late July 1996 in the form of Windows NT 4.0, but without the object-based file system, which would later evolve into WinFS.

Windows NT 3.51

NT 3.513.51Windows NT 3.51 Workstation
The successor to Windows NT 3.51, Windows NT 4.0 introduced the user interface of Windows 95 to the Windows NT family, including the Windows shell, File Explorer (known as Windows NT Explorer at the time), and the use of "My" nomenclature for shell folders (e.g. My Computer).
Windows NT 4.0 became its successor a year later.

Start menu

Start buttonStart screenStart screen (Windows)
While many administrative tools, notably User Manager for Domains, Server Manager and Domain Name Service Manager still used the old graphical user interfaces, the Start menu in Windows NT 4.0 separated the per-user shortcuts and folders from the shared shortcuts and folders by a separator line.
In Microsoft Windows, the Start menu in some form appears in Windows 9x, Windows NT 4.0 and all subsequent versions in the Windows NT family, as well as Windows CE, Windows Mobile and Windows Phone.

DEC Alpha

AlphaAlpha AXPAlpha processor
Windows NT 4.0 is the last major release of Microsoft Windows to support the Alpha, MIPS or PowerPC CPU architectures as Windows 2000 dropped support for those architectures.
Operating systems that supported Alpha included OpenVMS (previously known as OpenVMS AXP), Tru64 UNIX (previously known as DEC OSF/1 AXP and Digital UNIX), Windows NT (discontinued after NT 4.0; and pre-release Windows 2000 RC1), Linux (Debian, SUSE, Gentoo and Red Hat), BSD UNIX (NetBSD, OpenBSD and FreeBSD up to 6.x), Plan 9 from Bell Labs, as well as the L4Ka::Pistachio kernel.

Windows Task Scheduler

Task SchedulerScheduled tasksevent scheduler
Windows Desktop Update could also be installed on Windows NT 4.0 to update the shell version and install Task Scheduler.
Task Scheduler 1.0 is included with Windows NT 4.0 (with Internet Explorer 4.0 or later), Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.

Windows shell

the charmsshellWindows Desktop
The successor to Windows NT 3.51, Windows NT 4.0 introduced the user interface of Windows 95 to the Windows NT family, including the Windows shell, File Explorer (known as Windows NT Explorer at the time), and the use of "My" nomenclature for shell folders (e.g. My Computer).
The new shell was also ported to Windows NT, initially released as the NewShell update for Windows NT 3.51 and then fully integrated into Windows NT 4.0.

Microsoft Plus!

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Windows NT 4.0 includes some enhancements from Microsoft Plus! for Windows 95 such as the Space Cadet pinball table, font smoothing, showing window contents while dragging, high-color icons and stretching the wallpaper to fit the screen.
Although Windows NT 4.0 is not intended to support desktop themes, each desktop theme from this pack (except the More Windows theme and the Windows 95 256-color theme) along with the Space theme from the Microsoft Plus!

Windows Desktop Update

Windows Desktop Update could also be installed on Windows NT 4.0 to update the shell version and install Task Scheduler.
Microsoft's Windows Desktop Update was an optional feature included with Internet Explorer 4 (IE, released in September 1997), which introduced several updated shell features to the Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0 operating systems.

Internet Information Services

IISMicrosoft IISInternet Information Server
An Option Pack was available as a free-bundled CD starting around 1998, which included IIS 4.0 with Active Server Pages, FrontPage Server Extensions, Certificate Server, MTS, MSMQ, CDONTS, Internet Authentication Service (IAS), Indexing Service, Microsoft Management Console 1.0, Microsoft Site Server, SMTP and NNTP services and other new software.
It has been an integral part of the Windows NT family since Windows NT 4.0, though it may be absent from some editions (e.g. Windows XP Home edition), and is not active by default.

System Policy Editor

Windows NT 4.0 also introduced the concept of system policies and the System Policy Editor.
System Policy Editor is a graphical tool provided with Windows 95, Windows NT 4.0, and Windows 98.

Full Tilt! Pinball

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Windows NT 4.0 includes some enhancements from Microsoft Plus! for Windows 95 such as the Space Cadet pinball table, font smoothing, showing window contents while dragging, high-color icons and stretching the wallpaper to fit the screen.
It was originally packaged with Microsoft Plus! 95 and later included in Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows ME, and Windows XP.

Windows NT

NTMicrosoft Windows NTWindows NT family
Windows NT 4.0 is an operating system that is part of Microsoft's Windows NT family of operating systems.

DirectX

DirectX 11DirectX 9DirectX 10
Windows NT 4.0 was the first release of Microsoft Windows to include DirectX as standard—version 2 shipped with the initial release of Windows NT 4.0, and version 3 was included with the release of Service Pack 3 in mid-1997.
Windows 98 and Windows NT 4.0 both shipped with DirectX, as has every version of Windows released since.

Internet Explorer 6

6Internet Explorer 6.0IE6
Service Pack 6, the last service pack for Windows NT 4, included Internet Explorer 5.01 although it also supports Internet Explorer 6.0.
It is the default browser shipped with Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, and was also made available for Windows NT 4.0, Windows 98, Windows 2000, and Windows Me.

Task Manager (Windows)

Windows Task ManagerTask Managertaskmgr
Windows NT 4.0 also included a new Windows Task Manager utility.
Task Manager was introduced in its current form with Windows NT 4.0.

Operating system

operating systemsOScomputer operating system
Windows NT 4.0 is an operating system that is part of Microsoft's Windows NT family of operating systems.
Modern releases of Microsoft Windows such as Windows Vista implement a graphics subsystem that is mostly in user-space; however the graphics drawing routines of versions between Windows NT 4.0 and Windows Server 2003 exist mostly in kernel space.

Internet Explorer 2

Internet Explorer 2.022.0
Internet Explorer 2 was bundled with Windows NT 4, with updated versions included with each service pack.
It was released for Windows 95 and Windows NT 3.5 in November 1995 and was bundled with NT 4.0 in July 1996.

Sysprep

System Preparation Tool (Sysprep)
Sysprep was introduced as a deployment tool with Windows NT 4.0.
Sysprep was originally introduced for use with Windows NT 4.0.

Microsoft CryptoAPI

Cryptographic Application Programming InterfaceCryptoAPICryptographic API
The Crypto API was first introduced in Windows NT 4.0 and enhanced in subsequent versions.

Microsoft Cluster Server

MSCSclusteringFailover Clustering
Windows NT Server 4.0, Enterprise Edition was the first version of Windows to include the MSCS software.

PSE-36

PSE3636-bit page size extension
PSE-36's main advantage was that, unlike PAE, it required little rework of the operating system's internals, and thus PSE-36 proved a suitable stopgap measure around the Windows NT 4.0 Enterprise Edition timeframe.

Microsoft Message Queuing

MSMQMicrosoft Message QueueMessage Queuing
An Option Pack was available as a free-bundled CD starting around 1998, which included IIS 4.0 with Active Server Pages, FrontPage Server Extensions, Certificate Server, MTS, MSMQ, CDONTS, Internet Authentication Service (IAS), Indexing Service, Microsoft Management Console 1.0, Microsoft Site Server, SMTP and NNTP services and other new software.
Microsoft Message Queuing or MSMQ is a message queue implementation developed by Microsoft and deployed in its Windows Server operating systems since Windows NT 4 and Windows 95.

Virtual DOS machine

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Windows NT 4.0 upgraded NTVDM's x86 emulation in the RISC versions from 286 to 486.
With Windows NT 4.0, 486 emulation was added.

Active Server Pages

ASPClassic ASPASP Classic
An Option Pack was available as a free-bundled CD starting around 1998, which included IIS 4.0 with Active Server Pages, FrontPage Server Extensions, Certificate Server, MTS, MSMQ, CDONTS, Internet Authentication Service (IAS), Indexing Service, Microsoft Management Console 1.0, Microsoft Site Server, SMTP and NNTP services and other new software.
Initially released as an add-on to Internet Information Services (IIS) via the Windows NT 4.0 Option Pack (ca.