Windows 2000 Advanced Server

At A Glance

Publisher
Microsoft

Web
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh534433.aspx

Status
Unavailable, supported

Introduced
Feb-2000

Latest
Windows 2000 with SP4

Design
GUI, Multi-tasking

Type
Server

Details

Summary

The Windows 2000 series is a graphical OS, primarily designed for corporate workstations and servers. Windows 2000 advanced server is the follow on to Windows NT server, and adds FAT32 support, improved stability, broader range of device drivers including USB and IEEE 1394 support. For network environments, Active Directory was added to improve manageability and security. This server edition also integrates Microsoft BackOffice.

Windows 2000 support and updates ended on July 13, 2010.

News
Service packs released. See Downloads below.

Requirements

Product
Windows 2000 Advanced Server

Processor
Pentium 133 MHz or better, but you really ought to have more horsepower

RAM
256 MB

Drive space
1 GB

Drives
Runs from hard disk

Video
VGA or better

File systems
FAT, FAT32, NTFS

Compatibility
Windows 16-bit programs (Windows 3.x type programs)
Windows 32-bit programs
DOS programs in a “DOS box” while Windows is running (not all programs run)

Interface
Windows 2000 advanced server provides a GUI interface. It does supports a text-based DOS window while Windows is running.

Installation
Can be installed in its own primary partition on the first drive. When installing to any other partition( (logical or primary) on any drive, a small portion must be installed in a bootable FAT or FAT32 primary partition on the first drive.

Variants
Professional edition (for workstations)
Windows Server
Windows Advanced Server
Windows DataCenter Server

Versions
Windows release timeline
First edition – Released: Feb-2000
Service Pack 1 – Released 31-Jul-2000
Service Pack 2 – Released 16-May-2001
Service Pack 3 – Released 30-Jul-2002
Service Pack 4 – Released 26-Jun-2003
Rollup #1 – Released Jun-28-2005
Rollup #1 v2 – Released Sep-13-2005

Downloads
Service Pack 4
Rollup 1 v2 for SP4 (Microsoft no longer offers this download as of Aug-2012)

Links
Microsoft
Windows 2000 Home page

Books
Books on Windows 2000 Server

Publisher

Microsoft Corporation
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052 USA

Phone 1-206-635-7000 (support)
Web www.microsoft.com

Support
Limited support to user’s who purchased retail copies.
OEM users (i.e. included with a new PC) are referred back to the computer manufacturer for support.

Alternatives
Windows 2008/2012 Server, FreeBSD, Linux, Solaris
Secrets Windows 2000 Setup Switches
Auto Filename/Folder completion – DOS box
Skip Wait for Login

Pricing
Windows 2000 Advanced server $3999 (with 25 client access licenses)

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