Windows Server 2003 build 2462

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Windows Server 2003
Architecture x86, IA-64
SKUs Advanced Server
Datacenter Server
Advanced Server 64-Bit Edition
BIOS date 2001-03-16
Key Standard Server: F6PGG-4YYDJ-3FF3T-R328P-3BXTGD
Advanced & Datacenter Server: QB2BW-8PJ2D-9X7JK-BCCRT-D233Y
Timebomb 2001-09-12 (+180 days)
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Windows Server 2003 build 2462 is the official beta 2 of Windows Server 2003. Not much has changed from build 2455.

Login banners[edit]


Unlike all other compiles of this build, which contain "Whistler Personal" bitmaps, MSGINA.DLL in the ia64 compile includes "Windows 2000 Personal 64-Bit" login banners based off the Autorun header bitmap from the Windows 2000 Professional RTM disc. This is particularly interesting, since it wasn't planned for Windows 2000 to have an edition targeted at home customers, who at the time tended to be Windows 9x users. Instead, antitrust documents from 1998-02 mention Windows Neptune as the successor to both Windows 2000 (then still referred to as NT5) and Windows 98.