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Location: GUIs > Windows > Windows NT 3.51



The Windows NT file manager can control the sharing of folders on the local computer or a remote Windows NT computer. It can also edit file permissions on NTFS drives.


Here are several of the administrative tools. On the top is the event viewer, which shows events logged by NT services, drivers, and applications. On the bottom is the user manager, which is used for creating and editing user accounts.


Windows NT includes a Remote Access application, but unlike Windows for Workgroups, the NT version supports TCP/IP over PPP for internet connectivity. I found it interesting that the help file mentions choice of browser. I'm sure you won't see that phrase anywhere in Windows 2000.


Here is something that you don't see every day. Word 97 running under NT 3.51. Have you ever wondered why the controls in Office 97 are so much more sluggish than other applications? Well, here is why: It draws all of the controls itself.  This is very obvious when running under NT 3.51, as the native menus are 2-D, and the native window controls do not have the "X" button. While this does give NT 3.51 users a "95ish" experience, it is completely redundant in Windows 95 and NT 4. This also means that if Windows 2003 has 4-D ray-traced menus or such enhancements, Office 97 will not be able to take advantage of them.