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I'm completing my list of Windows versions for an error logging system. It's complete from Windows 95 to Windows 8.1, I just have one memory inconsistency in my brain. When checking Wikipedia, MSDN and other sources about Windows versions and editions, I can only find the following about Windows 2000:

  • Professional
  • Server
  • Advanced Server
  • Datacenter Server

I believe I have seen a Windows 2000 Standard edition somewhere but can't find much more about it than traces in user comments that are not exactly reliable. Does anybody know more so that I can finally remove that note in my code?

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According to the Wayback-Machine there have been only the four MS Windows 2000 versions you listed.

See the following link for reference: http://web.archive.org/web/20000815061513/http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/guide/platform/overview/default.asp

The snapshot is from the 29th of February 2000, about 14 days after the MS Windows 2000 release. This http://web.archive.org/web/20011201220210/http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/default.asp snapshot is from the 1st of December, about 5 weeks after the release of MS Windows XP.

I guess that settles it ;)

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Yes, pretty much. Good idea to look at that source. Thanks. –  LonelyPixel Feb 23 at 12:06
    
You are welcome. –  bjanssen Feb 23 at 12:12
    
@LonelyPixel There is indeed no Windows 2000 Standard edition, and the name should actually refer to Windows 2000 Server (Standard). Judging by some official KB articles, the edition name was wrongly "borrowed" from Windows Server 2003, because "Windows 2000 Enterprise Edition" is listed too but that doesn't really exist. –  and31415 Feb 23 at 14:01
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