Windows NT 4.0 Server 1996-2004

On December 30, 2004, in Rants, by

Windows NT 4.0 Server, operating system, died, Friday, December 31, 2004 in Redmond, Washington.

Born 1996 in Redmond, Washington, he was the son of Windows NT 3.1 and Dave Cutler.

Windows NT 4.0 server worked for many years in many corporate offices and was for many years a beloved member of many firms.

He is survived by two sons, Windows 2000 Server and Windows 2003 Server, both of Redmond, and five cousins, Windows 2000 workstation, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Home, Windows Tablet PC edition and Windows XP Media Center edition.  He was predeceased by his nephews Windows NT workstation, and Windows 95.  Currently another close relative, Windows 98 is on life support but the Doctors indicate has a few more years left.

Private visitation will be in Redmond.

A Christian burial will be celebrated at midnight [your local time zone] on December 31, 2004.

Windows NT 4.0 server had been in failing health but finally succumbed to the dreaded final “Blue Screen of Death”.

May you rest in peace.


2 Responses to Windows NT 4.0 Server 1996-2004

  1. Steve Friedl says:

    It’s not 2005 yet, and some of us are *still*installing NT4 on servers. Why not wait until it’s really dead so you don’t completely jinx us?

    Steve 🙂

  2. Thank you, Bitz, for this post. I am also an old friend of NT Server 4.0 and will miss him dearly. We have shared many great times together and have helped each other through a lot of jams.

    I still remember the time some Intel NIC driver came along an tried to hurt NT. But through a little sweat and hard work on both our parts, we got through it. Indeed, we got through it.

    NT, I will miss you. I will miss you dearly. But fear not, for you have accomplished what every parent dreams of accomplishing: raising your children to be better than you in every way. And I assure you, with your sons, Windows 2000 Server and Windows 2003 Server, you accomplished that dream. They improve upon you in every way and have been a pleasure to work with.

    NT, there will always be a place in my heart for you. May you decompile in peace.

    Love Always,

    James Summerlin