So I became in charge of a Windows Server VM.

I can't tell whether this version is Windows 2003 or 2008. In My Computer system properties, all it says is:

Windows Server Standard
Copyright 2007 Microsoft Corporation.  
Service Pack 2

when using this tool: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-CA/windows/which-operating-system

It says Windows Vista.

command.com shows :

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]

It also seems to have Microsoft Security Eseentials installed - Which I thought wasn't supported on Server OS's.

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    try using cmd with "winver", should display version info Apr 15, 2013 at 17:54
  • Glad it worked, btw a more detailed version is: systeminfo (not sure if every windows version supports it. Apr 15, 2013 at 18:00
  • @MikeH Glad you resolved this. Please be sure to post your solution as an answer and mark it accepted when you're able.
    – jscott
    Apr 15, 2013 at 18:26

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To show a brief version info you could use cmd and the command "winver"
Or for a detailed version info you could use cmd and the command "systeminfo".

  • msinfo32 is an even more detailed graphical alternative to systeminfo
    – Samuel
    Jan 22, 2014 at 16:22

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