[Answered] Last Windows Server BEFORE 'ProgramData'

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  1. Topstep1

    Topstep1 MDL Novice

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    Does anyone know the last Windows Server version BEFORE microsoft started using 'ProgramData'

    I know 2003 doesn't use it but what of 2012; 21016?

    I also know that 2019 DOES use it


    Thanks.

    (got some OLD software to install)

    ps. It just occurred to me this could be an x64 thing. So, what is the last x32 Server, also?
     
  2. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    The ProgramData folder is the spiritual successor to the “C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data” folder. It was introduced with NT 6.0 (Windows Vista and Server 2008). It has nothing to do with the processor architecture.
     
  3. Topstep1

    Topstep1 MDL Novice

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    Wow! Thanks for that. No wonder my Application RUNs on 2003R2. If it ain't broke; don't fix it.

    ps. I forgot all about 2008 Server.
     
  4. acer-5100

    acer-5100 MDL Addicted

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    The last x86 DC capable server is 2003R2 sp2 (July 2007 support ended July 2015)
    The last x86 sever SKU released is Windows Home Server [2007] (November 2007 - support ended January 2013)
     
  5. ruslanshchur

    ruslanshchur MDL Member

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    Actually Windows Server 2008 sp2 is the last Windows Server release that supports x86, or you mean latest Windows Server release before ProgramData?
     
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  6. acer-5100

    acer-5100 MDL Addicted

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    Yep.

    Sorry, I missed to specify "the last 5.x".

    I use 2008 x86 myself, as virtualized DC
     
  7. ruslanshchur

    ruslanshchur MDL Member

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    #7 ruslanshchur, Feb 14, 2022
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    BTW I use Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter x64 SP1 as desktop
     
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  8. acer-5100

    acer-5100 MDL Addicted

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    It's one of my multi boot options, but for desktop usage WHS 2011 (aka Home Premium) or his better twin 2008R2 Storage Essentials (aka Home server standard) are better options, no missing codecs, no missing drivers, patched WMC by T-S is installer and so on.
     
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  10. ExtremeGrief

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    On that UEFI class 3 laptop?
     
  11. ruslanshchur

    ruslanshchur MDL Member

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    My laptop is actually supports both Legacy BIOS, UEFI class 2 and UEFI class 3 P.S. My model is HP Pavilion cw-1001ua
     
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