Windows NT 4.0 Terminal Server Edition

Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition
Version of Microsoft Windows
OS familyWindows NT
Preliminary nameWindows-based Terminal Server
Architecturex86, DEC Alpha
Release date1998-06-16
Support end2006-07-11
2006-12-31 (with Extended Security Updates)
Based on
Windows NT Server 4.0
Citrix WinFrame
Replaced by
Windows 2000

Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition (codenamed Hydra) is an edition of Windows NT 4.0 released on 16 June 1998,[1] which allows remote solutions to applications on a server. Microsoft licensed the Terminal Server technologies from Citrix Systems, which already released a similar solution using Windows NT 3.51 Server under the name of Citrix WinFrame. As a result of this, Windows NT 4.0 Terminal Server Edition allows an upgrade from existing WinFrame installations, though this will cause WinStation connections to become disabled. The Terminal Server Edition was dropped with the release of Windows 2000 in favor of Terminal Services being integrated into mainline server releases.

This version ships with Service Pack 3 and can be regularly updated to Service Pack 6a. However, it utilizes service packs specifically designed for Terminal Server Edition, and is thus incompatible with regular Windows NT 4.0 service packs, though it is still compatible with other updates for Windows NT 4.0 Server.

Active Desktop of Internet Explorer 4 is also not installed if selecting the browser during setup, as it is incompatible with Windows NT 4.0 Terminal Server Edition.

List of known builds[edit | edit source]

Beta 1[edit | edit source]

Beta 2[edit | edit source]

RTM[edit | edit source]

Service Pack 4[edit | edit source]

Service Pack 5[edit | edit source]

Service Pack 6[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Microsoft. Microsoft Releases Windows NT Server 4.0 Terminal Server Edition, Microsoft PressPass. 16 June 1998.