Windows Server 2008 build 4031

Build of Windows Server 2008
OS family
Timebomb2004-01-03 (+180 days)
Works inVirtualBox
Web Server

Windows Server 2008 build 4031 is a pre-reset build of Windows Server 2008. On 23 January 2020, this build was listed on a thread by UX.Unleaked blog founder Grabberslasher to be released to the BetaArchive FTP, and was later released in the ninth set of his 33 Longhorn/Vista builds on 1 February 2020, alongside the main lab compile of 4085, the x86 version of 4083, the main lab compile of this build, its Lab06_n counterpart and build 5520. Unlike build 4028, this build uses the older i386 installation method.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

Installation[edit | edit source]

You must format the drive outside of this build's setup, otherwise it will crash with the Unknown Hard Error message. This build also cannot be upgraded to by normal means, it must be clean installed. This build also often hangs or crashes on setup, use VirtualBox hypervisor to install this build.

Upgrade[edit | edit source]

To upgrade to this build from build 4028 you must edit dosnet.inf in the i386 folder and ensure that ProductType = 2. Then you must replace the following files and directories from Windows Server 2003 build 3790 and start Setup while adding the /NotUsingIBS switch to WINNT32.exe.

  • \I386\WINNTUPG
  • \I386\WINNT32.EXE
  • \I386\WINNT32.MSI

General[edit | edit source]

  • When attempting to launch certain programs, CPU usage will jump to 100% for a few minutes before crashing the program.
  • When a program crashes, you will not get the crash report until the next login.

Autorun[edit | edit source]

  • Under some circumstances, it's possible for the autorun program to display incorrect text.

Gallery[edit | edit source]