History of Windows NT 4.0
Windows NT 4.0 was released as a successor of the famous NT 3. series family. These strings of operating systems were released both in client and server-side with a varied set of features 4.0 was particularly released on July 31, 1996. this was manufactured and late released on August 24, 1996. The system was mainly focused to cater to the needs of business people until windows 2000 came along in the future.
Features of the Windows NT 4.0
Windows NT 4.0 featured a lot of stability and performance upgrades along with upgrades to the Kernel and the internal architecture. Here is a list of the features windows NT 4.0 has incorporated into their set
- The System policies that have been incorporated into the windows features is one of the key highlights of the Windows NT 4.0
- The System policy editor allows you to edit the policies that are currently available on the server and that means that the system policy can be set by you giving you the primary access.
- Crypto API.
- Telephony API 2.0.
- DCOM (Distributed Component Object Model). This new object model has been efficient in terms of performance and is the best when compared to the existential object models adopted by Microsoft.
- OLE (Object Linking and Embedding) served to be the best off feature in windows N 4.0 as it served to make embedding easier.
- Microsoft Transaction Server.
- Microsoft Message Queuing feature in the Windows NT 4.0 makes the server a class apart from its predecessors as it enables smart management of the messages and also makes sure that the messages reach the right addresses as well.
- Winsock 2.
- TCP/IP stack improvements.
- File System Defragmentation.
These are some of the most important updates and changes, while there are still a ton of them that would be more useful.