Windows Server 2008 build 4066
|Build of Windows Server 2008|
|Timebomb||2004-08-24 (+180 days)|
Windows Server 2008 build 4066 (identifies itself as Windows .Net Standard Server 2003) is a pre-reset build of Windows Server 2008. This build was originally described by Grabberslasher in his UX.Unleaked blog entry on 2008-05-01 and leaked on 2008-12-20.
This build is the fourth leaked build based on the pre-reset code, the others being builds 4028, 4031 and 4038. This build uses the older i386 installation method like in build 4038. This build is often mistakenly identified as a Windows Longhorn build when in fact it is a Windows Server 2008 build.
Features[edit | edit source]
Although it was described a "Server" build, it contained features typically seen in Longhorn client builds. These include:
- Desktop Window Manager
- Glass - It can be activated by the keyboard shortcut "Ctrl+Shift+F9".
- Aurora - "3D view" option on View Options.
- Phodeo - "Panorama" option on View Options.
- Sidebar - Contains most of the tiles seen in build 4074.
- Windows Media Player - a version of WMP that was apparently intended to replace the traditional one bundled with Windows (in this case WMP9, which is disabled by default). This build also includes a WMP tile. Run C:\WINDOWS\floatingPlayer.exe to open it.
- Panorama, Carousel and LVSpy can be enabled by merging these below into the registry.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer] "Carousel"=dword:00000001 "LVSpy"=dword:00000001 "Panorama"=dword:00000001
- Aero Stars - Identical to 4074. Disable Sidebar, unlock the taskbar and then merge these below into the registry.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer] "MILDesktop"=dword:00000001
MILRender[edit | edit source]
An early version of MILRender is found in this build. It includes Aero stars effects and extended Aero, as seen in 4074.
Notifications[edit | edit source]
This is the only leaked pre-reset build in which the transparent Aero notifications work.
Bugs and quirks[edit | edit source]
- On some computers and virtualization software, setup cannot format the drive, as it results in an "Unknown Hard Error" BSOD.
- This build cannot be upgraded from a previous build, and can only be clean installed.
- The title for every Setup Wizard's stage freezes at Regional and Language Options.