One of the reasons why I run Windows Server 2003 on my notebook is that "Services without Components" (managed incarnation is System.EnterpriseServices.ServiceDomain) didn't work on XP. If you just touch the ServiceConfig or ServiceDomain classes on XP, you get rewarded with a PlatformNotSupportedException, because the unmanaged implementation of that feature was present, but not quite-as-perfect-as-it-should-be on XP. That will soon be history. Windows XP SP2 and the COM+ 1.5 Rollup Package 6 will fix that and will bring COM+ 1.5 pretty much on par with Windows Server 2003.
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