XP benefits

muzikool

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#1
Just started compiling a list of features introduced with XP that might be beneficial from either a management or IT perspective in a business environment.

What I've got so far:
USB 2.0 support
Driver availability
Administrative access - running programs as Admin while limited user is still logged in (also available in Win2000)
Fewer reboots - when installing apps or making administrative changes
Performance - handles memory better... what else?
System Restore
Remote Desktop

What am I missing?
 

muzikool

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#3
I actually think Security Center is kind of a pain in a business environment. With hardware firewalls and enterprise level AV, amongst other things, I wish it would come disabled in the XP Pro version.
 

Steevo

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#6
Limited accounts. Install restriction. No Kazza or Bearshare at work.

I almost got into a fist fight with a girl who considered the recieving computer hers, and thereby the music she had downloaded and all the games hers too. On the company net' on their computer. I was send down to the mans other place to clean it up.

Limited accounts were passed around like candy at Christmas time.


They all now hate me, and Sarah refuses to speak to me but that is just tough ****.
 

celticfan11

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#13
network printer support. try getting a printer installed on win 9x if there is no share for it. if it is just an IP printer.. It was fun figuring that out.
 

muzikool

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#15
celticfan11 said:
network printer support. try getting a printer installed on win 9x if there is no share for it. if it is just an IP printer.. It was fun figuring that out.
Again, this was implemented in all NT-based operating systems. It's relatively easy to do in NT 4, but better in XP.

the_music_man said:
i didn't know windows 2000 couldn't support usb 2.0 hm
It couldn't originally because USB 2.0 didn't exist at the time. ;) I believe SP 4 added that feature.
 

muzikool

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#18
Something I didn't list that nobody has mentioned yet. SP2 of XP adds a Time Synchronization tab in the Date/Time Properties, allowing you to set the client to synch its time with a number of time servers around the U.S.
 

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