Deprecated Features for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
The stuff that's dropped doesn't get as much attention, but if there's a feature that you've been using for years, you might want to know about it.
- All SKUs for Windows Server 2008 R2 are 64-bit.
- In-place OLE activiation
- Removable Storage Manager
- Microsoft Message Queuing
- Windows Movie Maker
- SMB communication
- Windows NT 4.0 domain join is not supported with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
- Outlook Express and Windows Mail
- Shared folders in Windows Explorer
- Active Directory Installation Wizard Single-Label Domain Names
- Net print command
- Windows Contacts API
- Indexing Service
- Meeting Space
- Classic Start Menu
- Quick Launch Toolbar
- Remote Desktop Connection Client 7.0 does not support accessing Windows 2000 servers
Pretty interesting list - especially the RDP support for Windows 2000 machines. I don't know about you, but we still have a few Windows 2000 machines running here.
Thomas W Shinder MD, MCSE, MVP