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  1. Introduction
  2. Windows 2000 Professional
  3. Windows 2000 Server
  4. Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  5. Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
  6. Application Support
  7. System Operation
  8. Disks and Volumes
  9. Filesystems
  10. Configuration Files
  11. Security
  12. Network Support
  13. Access Management
  14. Processes
  15. AD Structure
  16. AD Objects
  17. AD Object Naming
  18. AD Schema
  19. AD Sites
  20. Domains
  21. AD Functions
  22. AD Replication
  23. DNS
  24. AD Security
  25. AD Installation
  26. AD Configuration
  27. AD Performance
  28. Installation
  29. Installation Options
  30. Unattended Installation
  31. Software Distribution
  32. Remote Installation Service
  33. Language
  34. Accessibility
  35. File Attributes
  36. Shares
  37. Distributed File System
  38. Control Panel
  39. Active Directory Tools
  40. Computer Management Console Tools
  41. MMC Tools
  42. Network Tools
  43. Network Monitor
  44. System Performance Monitoring
  45. Tools
  46. Managing Services
  47. Connections
  48. TCP/IP
  49. DHCP
  50. Printing
  51. Routing
  52. IPSec
  53. ICS
  54. Fault Tolerance
  55. Backup
  56. System Failure
  57. Services
  58. Remote Access
  59. WINS
  60. IIS
  61. Certificate Server
  62. Terminal Services
  63. Web Services
  64. Authentication
  65. Accounts
  66. Permissions
  67. Groups
  68. User Rights and Auditing
  69. Auditing
  70. User Profiles
  71. Policies
  72. Group Policies
  73. Miscellaneous
  74. Terms
  75. Credits

Windows 2000 Installation Options

Installation Information

Installation information to be provided to the setup wizard for all systems (professional, server, etc.):

  • Whether third party RAID or SCSI drivers will be installed.
  • The drive to install the system on.
  • The file system to use. The choices are:
    • FAT - Supports DOS and OS/2 through Windows 2000 but has limited partition size (4MB) and no local security, only sharing permission on the network.
    • FAT32 - Supported by Windows 95, 98, NT, and Windows 2000. Allows large partition sizes up to 32 GB. It has no local security, only sharing permission on the network.
    • NTFS - USed by Windows NT and Windows 2000 and provides many additional features including security, sector sparing, and partition sizes up to 2 Terabytes. This is the best choice unless you need to run another operating system that must access data on this partition.

    A FAT file system can be converted to NTFS, but an NTFS file system cannot be converted to a FAT file system without destroying all data on the partition. This should be considered when selecting file systems.

  • The installation directory the system will be installed on. The default is C:\Winnt. If another operating system is in this directoryr, it will be overwritten. Windows 2000 contains a boot manager and will allow booting between the current installation and any previous installation of Windows so long as the current installation is installed in its own directory.
  • Regional settings which indicate choice of language.
  • The product key from the installation CDROM.
  • Computer name
  • Administrator password.
  • Network settings - Typical or Custom. Custom allows the choice of networking components. Components installed by default with the typical settings are:
    • Client for Microsoft Networks
    • File and Print Sharing for Microsoft Networks
    • TCP/IP Protocol
  • Place the computer in a workgroup or a domain. For a domain, an authorized user name and password must be provided.

Additional information for Windows 2000 Server and Windows 2000 Advanced Server.

  • Per server or per seat licensing.
    • With per server licensing a maximum specific number of concurrent users can connect to one server. Therefore the licence is done for each server for some number of connections on each server.
    • Per seat licensing allows clients to connect to any number of servers with one license. Microsoft allows only one conversion from per server licensing to per seat licensing. It cannot be converted from per seat licensing to per server licensing. There are conversions for:
      • Windows 2000 Server
      • Windows 2000 Exchange Server
      • Windows 2000 SQL Server
      • Windows 2000 SNA Server
  • Components
    • Accessories and Utilities. Subcomponents:
      • Accessibility Wizard. Subcomponents:
        • Calculator
        • Character map
        • Desktop Wallpaper
        • Document Templates
        • Mouse Pointers
        • Object Packager
        • Paint
        • Screen Savers
        • WordPad
      • Communications. Subcomponents:
        • Chat
        • HyperTerminal
        • Phone Dialer
      • Games. Subcomponents:
        • Freecell
        • Minesweeper
        • Pinball
        • Solitaire
      • Multimedia. Subcomponents:
        • CD Player
        • Media Player
        • Sample Sounds
        • Sound Recorder
        • Utopia Sound Scheme
        • Volume Control
    • Certificate Services. Subcomponents:
      • Certificate Services CA
      • Certificate Services Web Enrollment Support
    • Cluster Service
    • Indexing Service
    • Internet Information Service (IIS) Subcomponents:
      • Common Files
      • Documentation
      • FTP Server
      • FrontPage 2000 Server Extensions
      • Internet Information Services Sanp-In
      • HTML Internet Services Manager
      • NNTP Service. Subcomponents:
        • NNTP Service
        • NNTP Service Documentation
      • SMTP Service. Subcomponents:
        • SMTP Service
        • SMTP Service Documentation
      • Visual InterDev RAD Remote Deployment Support
      • World Wide Web Server
    • Management and Monitoring Tools. Subcomponents:
      • Connection Manager Components
      • Network Monitor Tools
      • Simple Network Management Protocol
    • Message Queuing Services
    • Networking Services. Subcomponents:
      • COM Internet Services Proxy
      • Directory Service Migration Tool
      • Domain Name System (DNS)
      • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
      • Internet Authentication Service
      • QoS Admission Control Service
      • Simple TCP/IP Services
      • Site Servew ILS Services
      • Windows Internet Name Service (WINS)
    • Other Network File and Print Services. Subcomponents:
      • File Services for Macintosh
      • Print Services for Macintosh
      • Print Services for Unix
    • Remote Installation Services
    • Remote Storage
    • Script Debugger
    • Terminal Services. Subcomponents:
      • Client Creator Files
      • Enable Termnal Services
    • Terminal Services Licensing

Typical Installation Components Installed

  • Client for Microsoft Networks
  • File and Printer sharing for Microsoft Networks
  • TCP/IP