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Chapter 14. Supporting Windows 2000 Professional. You Will Learn…. About the different operating systems within the Windows 2000 suite About the differences and similarities among Windows 98, Windows NT, and Windows 2000 Professional How to install Windows 2000 Professional

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Chapter 14

Chapter 14

Supporting Windows 2000 Professional


You will learn
You Will Learn…

  • About the different operating systems within the Windows 2000 suite

  • About the differences and similarities among Windows 98, Windows NT, and Windows 2000 Professional

  • How to install Windows 2000 Professional

  • About the Windows 2000 boot process, management tools, and problem-solving tools

  • How to troubleshoot problems with Windows 2000


Windows 2000
Windows 2000

  • The next evolution of Windows NT with the added user-friendly features of Windows 98

  • Founded on new technology of Windows NT

  • Introduces a new approach to managing hard drive storage (dynamic storage)

  • A series of four operating systems, each designed for a different size computer system


Suite of operating systems
Suite of Operating Systems

  • Windows 2000 Professional

  • Windows 2000 Server

  • Windows Advanced Server

  • Windows 2000 Datacenter Server


Windows 2000 professional
Windows 2000 Professional

  • Designed for the business or corporate desktop computer

  • Provides more security and reliability than Windows 98

  • Has added support for large hard drives


Windows 2000 professional1
Windows 2000 Professional

  • Minimum requirements

    • 133 MHz Pentium-compatible CPU

    • 64 MB RAM

    • 1 GB hard drive storage

  • Recommended requirements

    • 300 MHz Pentium-compatible CPU

    • 128 MB RAM

    • 2 GB hard drive storage


Windows 2000 server
Windows 2000 Server

  • Designed as a network operating system for low-end servers

  • Intended to be used in a small business environment as the network operating system for a small LAN


Windows 2000 server1
Windows 2000 Server

  • Minimum requirements

    • 133 MHz Pentium-compatible CPU

    • 256 MB RAM

    • 1 GB hard drive storage

  • Recommended requirements

    • 400 MHz Pentium-compatible CPU

    • 256 MB RAM

    • 2 GB hard drive storage


Windows advanced server
Windows Advanced Server

  • Designed to run on more powerful servers

  • Supports up to eight processors in a single system and up to 8 GB of memory

  • Designed to support high volumes of users and complex applications in e-commerce and medium-sized business environments


Windows advanced server1
Windows Advanced Server

  • Minimum requirements

    • 133 MHz Pentium-compatible CPU

    • 256 MB RAM

    • 1 GB hard drive storage

  • Recommended requirements

    • Depend on how the system is used


Windows 2000 datacenter server
Windows 2000 Datacenter Server

  • Designed to support up to 32 processors and 64 GB or memory

  • Intended to be used in large enterprise operations centers such as those needed to support data warehousing, Internet service providers (ISPs), and application service providers (ASPs)

  • Minimum and recommended requirements

    • Depend on how the system is used



Comparing windows 2000 to windows nt and windows 98
Comparing Windows 2000 to Windows NT and Windows 98

  • Comparison of Windows 2000 to Windows 98

  • Differences between Windows 2000 and its predecessor, Windows NT













Features of windows 2000 for notebook computers
Features of Windows 2000 for Notebook Computers

  • Offline Files and Folders

    • Allows you to download files and folders from a network to a PC so you can work offline

  • Has technology to allow a notebook to connect to a virtual private network (VPN)

    • Encrypts data before it is transmitted over the Internet using Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP), Layer Two Tunneling Protocol (L2TP), and Internet Protocol security (IPSec)

  • Enhanced and improved power management


Windows 20001
Windows 2000

  • The next upgrade of Windows NT

  • Contains same core technology as Windows NT and provides new capabilities

  • Supports the FAT16, FAT32, and the NTFS file systems

  • Provides an encrypted file system for added security and support for virtual private networks

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Windows 20002
Windows 2000

  • More comprehensive Help and Troubleshooting utilities

  • Supports multiple monitors, IEEE 1394 (FireWire), USB, and ACPI

  • Uses Active Directory

    • Allows for a single point of administration for all shared resources on a network

    • Tracks the location of files, peripheral devices (including printers), scanners, databases, Web sites, users, services, etc.

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Windows 20003
Windows 2000

  • Runs in two modes

    • Native mode

    • Mixed mode

  • Includes several new diagnostic and recovery tools, including Recovery Console, Safe Mode, and File Protection





Installing windows 2000 professional
Installing Windows 2000 Professional

  • Clean installation

    • Newly installed hard drive

  • Upgrade installation

    • As an upgrade from Windows 9x or Windows NT

  • Can be installed to be dual-booted with another OS


Plan the installation
Plan the Installation

  • Use the Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) to determine if all hardware devices in the system qualify for Windows 2000

  • Verify that all applications you intend to use are certified to work with Windows 2000



Plan the installation1
Plan the Installation

  • Check if system BIOS is ACPI-compliant to take full advantage of power management abilities

  • Plan which partition on the hard drive will hold Windows 2000 and what file system you will use on that partition

    • Use FAT32 for Windows 98

    • Use FAT16 for DOS or Windows 95

    • Use NTFS for the most security


Installing windows 2000 on networked computers
Installing Windows 2000 on Networked Computers

  • Consider where installation files are stored (e.g., CD-ROM drive or file server)

  • Automated installation options

  • Gather data prior to installation

    • Computer name and network name for a peer-to-peer network

    • User name, user password, and host name for a domain network

    • For TCP/IP networks, how the IP address is assigned, either dynamically or statically


Upgrade or clean install
Upgrade or Clean Install

  • Clean install, erasing existing installations

  • Upgrade the existing operating system

  • Create a dual boot


Clean install erasing existing installations
Clean Install, Erasing Existing Installations

  • Gives you a fresh start

  • Must reinstall all applications software on the hard drive and restore data from backups


Upgrade the existing operating system
Upgrade the Existing Operating System

  • All applications and data are carried forward to the new environment

  • Most OS settings carry forward

  • Installation is faster


Create a dual boot
Create a Dual Boot

  • Only if you need two operating systems

  • Must use at least two partitions on the hard drive


Step by step instructions for clean installation
Step-by-Step Instructions for Clean Installation

  • If the PC is capable of booting from a CD:

    • Insert the CD and follow the Setup Wizard

  • If the PC does not boot from a CD and you have a clean, empty hard drive:

    • First create a set of Windows 2000 setup disks to boot the PC and to begin the installation process



Clean install when the hard drive has an operating system installed
Clean Install When the Hard Drive Has an Operating System Installed

  • If the PC automatically detects a CD:

    • Insert the Windows CD and select “no” so you don’t upgrade to Windows 2000

    • Click Install Windows 2000 and follow the Setup Wizard

  • If the PC does not automatically recognize a CD

    • Insert the CD and click Start, Run

    • Follow the Setup Wizard



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