Windows Server 2008 build 4066

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Build of Windows Server 2008
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Timebomb2004-08-24 (+180 days)
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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.[1]

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
  • Aero Stars - Identical to 4074. Disable Sidebar, unlock the taskbar and then merge these below into the registry.
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

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.

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