[thelist] ms access website solution?

Ken Schaefer ken at adOpenStatic.com
Thu May 6 20:02:19 CDT 2004

These hacks don't change the underlying abilities of the OS itself. The
registry keys in Windows NT allowed you to make the OS /think/ it was
Windows NT Server, but that didn't change the fact that Windows NT
Workstation wouldn't be able to use a 4-way or 8-way SMP machine (for
example). The article pretty much hints at this (without stating it straight
out). The article talks also about making a Windows XP Pro product "think"
it's a .Net Server (which, BTW, doesn't exist - it's Windows 2003 Server).
But, whilst you can do this, it doesn't, at all, change the abilities of the
underlying OS. IIS v5.1 doesn't (all of a sudden) acquire the IIS v6
architecture (for example).

So it's partly a cash thing - Microsoft sells a desktop product, and a
server product. If you want anything more than a small workgroup they want
you to buy a server OS. That said, the server OS does have capabilities that
the desktop OS does not, so you do get something that you don't get with
your desktop OS.


From: <david.landy at somerfield.co.uk>
Subject: RE: [thelist] ms access website solution?

: Very interesting... follow the story of hacks to mutate versions of
: on http://www.winnetmag.com/Articles/Index.cfm?ArticleID=24676
: D

[Richard wrote]

: Just for cash...
: When win2k came out, there've even been guides 'out there' to convert
: a Workstation to a Server to get around the limits imposed on the
: Workstation.
: The main difference was some settings in the registry affecting
: behaviour to the network.
: Maybe that has changed with 2003. That I can't tell.

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