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16 Sep
Turning NT Workstation into NT Server

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Mon, 16 Sep 96 11:18:33 -0700
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Subject: Turning NT Workstation into NT Server

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From:Netsurfer Digest: Vol. 02, #29  9-13-96


     This is a juicy bit of investigative hacking on the part of the folks
     at O'Reilly, the indispensable technical publisher and originator of
     GNN. It seems that by setting two values in the Windows Registry you
     can turn an NT Workstation operating system into the much more
     expensive and capable Windows NT Server. This flies in the face of
     Microsoft claims that the two are very different pieces of software.
     They are not. It's the same software with a switch of configurations
     for control features and performance. Is Microsoft guilty of foul
     mendacity, or are they just sharp business competitors?  You judge.
     It makes for fun reading, especially the jingoistic and detailed hack
     article. Expect to see the already written reconfiguration utilities
     on the Net any day now, even though they do violate Microsoft licenses.

     The Story: <URL:>
     The Hack: <URL:>
     The Rebuttal: <URL:>

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