Windows 2000 build 2128

5.0.2128.1
Build of Windows 2000
Screenshot
Release nameRelease Candidate 2
OS familyWindows NT
Version number5.0
Build number2128
Build revision1
Architecturex86 (PC, PC-98), DEC Alpha
Compiled on1999-09-10
Expiration date
Timebomb+444 days after original install date
SKUs
Professional
Server
Advanced Server
About dialog
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Windows 2000 build 2128 is the official Release Candidate 2 build of Windows 2000, which was released by Microsoft on 15 September 1999[1] during the Developer Show DevDays '99 and leaked by Pirates With Attitudes on the same day.

An updated variant of this build's Professional and Server SKUs featuring several recompiled binaries (dubbed the RC2 Refresh) was shared on 5 December 2023 under the Italian localization.[2] The binaries in the refresh were compiled on 1 October 1999, approximately 21 days after the initial compile.

NFO file[edit | edit source]

NFO contents[3]



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	  ▀▓▀  ▐▓▒░    ░▄▀                    ▀▓▀     ..R.Noble <MiRAGE>
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		█▓▒▒▒▀     ... Pirates With Attitudes
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	      ▄▓▓▀           Proudly Presents ...
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╔═══════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╗
║ [ Microsoft Windows2000 Server Release Candidate 2  ]        Sep 15, 1999 ║
╟───────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────╢
║ Supplier .....: team pwa             │ Type .....: OS                     ║
║ Cracker ......: team pwa             │ Tester ...: team pwa               ║
║ Packager .....: team pwa             │ Ripper ...:                        ║
║ Protection ...: -                    │ # Disks ..: 62 x 4.88              ║
╚═══════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╝
Windows 2000 Server builds on the traditional strengths of Windows NT
by providing the highest level of security, reliability, and performance.

RC2 is build 2128 and represents the last major build before RTM which is
expected before the end of this year.

╔═══════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╗
║ Installation Instructions:                                                ║
╚═══════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╝

Unzip , Unrar, Run winnt32.exe

╔═══════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╗
║ ····················· Pirates With Attitude Sites ······················· ║
╚═══════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╝

Our SITES are not listed for security reasons so keep looking ....
             
             If you are going to do it .... Do it with an ATTITUDE!

             PWA..... six years later and we still give slightly
             less than a fuck, but we give it so well.


  * Please note that PWA is NOT accepting pay sites of any nature.. We're  *
  * in this for fun and entertainment, not to try to make ourselves rich.  *

  * PWA also does not accept new BBS', FTP sites, net couriers, graphics   *
  * artists or programmers (including PPE's... PCB, may it rest in peace)  *


┌───────────────────────────────┤ Final Note ├─────────────────────────────┐
│ Support the software companies! If you enjoy using a program or using a  │
│ Util, consider buying it! Someone has to make it worth the programmer's  │
│ effort to keep up the high standards.. They made it, so they DESERVE it! │
└──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┘

Changes[edit | edit source]

The Advanced Server SKU received its final lanmannt and lanma256 bitmaps, replacing the ones from the NT era.

Timebomb[edit | edit source]

Like build 2072, the timebomb is not tied to a specific date, as this build is compiled in evaluation mode. Thus, this build can be installed on the current date and expires 444 days after initial installation. This continues all the way up to build 2190, just prior to the RTM.

64-bit compilers[edit | edit source]

The SDK for this build (also known as the October 1999 Platform SDK) contains the x86-to-IA-64 cross-compiler and Alpha-to-AXP64 cross compiler and linker mentioned in build 1877's SDK.

DEC Alpha build[edit | edit source]

The 32-bit DEC Alpha (AXP32) version of this build was never officially released, as Compaq discontinued support for Windows NT on the platform two weeks before the compilation of this build,[4] and Microsoft announced on the same day that there would not be future releases of Microsoft products for the Alpha platform starting with Windows 2000 RC2 (this build).[5] Despite that, Microsoft still compiled the AXP32 version, which eventually leaked onto the internet as a ZIP archive in late December 2000.[6]

Due to the low popularity of the leak, it was buried away for more than a decade, until an incomplete ISO with a truncated SETUP.EXE was uploaded to BetaArchive in 2011. A full disc image with an intact SETUP.EXE (likely dumped from a burnlab disc)[6][7] was released on 26 June 2023, alongside a reconstructed disc image of Windows XP build 2210.[8] Unlike the x86 compile, it was created on 23 September 1999, 13 days after the build was originally compiled.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

English language variant[edit | edit source]

German language variant[edit | edit source]

Italian language variant[edit | edit source]

Simplified Chinese language variant[edit | edit source]

Professional[edit | edit source]

Japanese language variant[edit | edit source]

Server[edit | edit source]

Media[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]