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Emulating Win2k or Win2k3 on Windows XP

I want to install SMS 2003 Secondary servers on XP clients and use them as distribution points on server-less sites. SMS2003 verifies the OS during installation of a secondary server. Is it possible for a Windows XP client to emulate being a Win2K or Win2K3 server (just to trick the application)?

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Only if you use an applications such as Virtual PC to run an instance of Windows Server.

This was first published in September 2004

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