Microsoft still uses good ol' NT 5.2.3790...

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  1. curriegrad2004

    curriegrad2004 MDL Novice

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    #1 curriegrad2004, Aug 28, 2009
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    Don't believe that Microsoft used Windows Server 2003 based OS to build parts of Windows 7? Look in the Windows\inf\Setupapi.offline.log. Only found it by coincidence when I was verifying the job that DISM did when I injected a few drivers...

    I was quite surprised that Microsoft used Windows Server 2003 to build parts of Windows 7 Professional. I wonder why would they be still using an Operating System they've pushed to phase out, but ironically they use it internally to build the next version of Windows... :rolleyes:

    Here's the evidence I found
    Code:
    [Device Install Log]
         OS Version = 5.2.3790
         Service Pack = 2.0
         Suite = 0x0112
         ProductType = 3
         Architecture = x86
    
    [BeginLog]
    
    [Boot Session: 2009/07/14 00:06:57.116]
    
    >>>  [Stage Driver Updates]
    >>>  Section start 2009/07/14 00:47:40.520
           os: Version = 5.2.3790, Service Pack = 2.0, Suite = 0x0112, ProductType = 3, Architecture = x86
          cmd: C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\AEC17B8A-E8ED-42B1-B8E5-FC036365BD74\dismhost.exe {A34A5EE1-C3AD-4BE4-AB4D-B32EEAD86AD1}
         sto: Driver Update Context:
         sto:      Image State        = Generalized
         sto:      Image Architecture = x86
         sto:      Transaction        = None
         sto:      Driver Updates     = 10
         sto: Staging all driver updates.
         sto: {Import Driver Package: D:\work\mount\Professional\Windows\WinSxS\x86_sensorsalsdriver.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_355af82f22f9507d\sensorsalsdriver.inf} 00:47:40.520
         sto:      Importing driver package into Driver Store:
         sto:           Driver Store   = D:\work\mount\Professional\Windows\System32\DriverStore (Offline | 6.1.7600)
         sto:           Driver Package = D:\work\mount\Professional\Windows\WinSxS\x86_sensorsalsdriver.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_355af82f22f9507d\sensorsalsdriver.inf
         sto:           Architecture   = x86
         sto:           Locale Name    = neutral
         sto:           Flags          = 0x00000245
    
     
  2. genuineintel

    genuineintel MDL Member

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    There might be some codes for compatibility issue. Does it matter?
     
  3. curriegrad2004

    curriegrad2004 MDL Novice

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    It doesn't really matter, but it's interesting to see that Windows Server 2003 still lives on inside of Microsoft, at least for now.
     
  4. frwil

    frwil MDL Addicted

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    Never heard that Server 2003 is "an Operating System they've pushed to phase out". Probably missed something. Anyways, before Windows 7 and may be even now it remains the most stable, fast and effective OS by MS. And what could be alternative to develop Win7 on? Vista? Server 2008? I think - no, cause Win7 has in general the same kernel as they. So they developed Vista on 2003 and just continued the job on the same platform.