At a glance
Publisher
Microsoft
Web
Status
Unavailable, supported
Introduced
Feb-2000
Latest
Windows 2000 with SP4
Design
GUI, Multi-tasking
Type
Server
 
Summary News Requirements Compatibility Interface Installation Variants
Versions Downloads Links Publisher Support Alternatives Secrets Pricing
 
Details
Summary The Windows 2000 series is a graphical OS, primarily designed for corporate workstations and servers. Windows 2000 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 integrates with Microsoft BackOffice

Windows 2000 support and updates ended on July 13, 2010.
News Service packs released. See Downloads below.
Requirements
Product Windows 2000 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 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 Server: $1,199 (includes 10 client access licenses)
Windows 2000 Server upgrade $599 (Upgrade from NT server 3.51 or 4.0)
Windows 2000 Server competitive upgrade $599
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