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Inside Windows Storage: Server Storage Technologies for Windows® 2000, Windows® Server 2003, and Beyond by Dilip C. Naik

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10.1. Windows NT 4.0

Windows NT 4.0 was positioned primarily as a file-and-print server and as an application platform, albeit one that happened to have some features conducive to SANs. This is apparent in light of the vast advances in storage features that Windows 2000 made over Windows NT 4.0.

The significant features of Windows NT 4.0 as they relate to storage are described in Sections 10.1.1 through 10.1.4.

10.1.1. Improved Storage Unit Accessibility

Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 5 introduced support for a feature called Large LUNs, whereby Windows NT 4.0 supported up to 255 LUNs per SCSI target. Prior to this service pack, Windows NT supported only eight LUNS per target device.

10.1.2. CIFS, NFS, NetWare, and Macintosh Client Support

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