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31. Windows 2000:
|Hardware component||Windows 2000 Prof.||Windows 2000 Ser/ Ad Ser.|
|Display||VGA or better||VGA or better|
|CD ROM Drive||Required||Required (unless loading from network)|
When you install Windows 2000 in the same folder as that of Windows 95/ Windows 98/ Windows NT, the operating system gets upgraded to Windows 2000.
TCP/IP protocol stack is installed by default when you install Windows 2000 on a computer.
You can use Regional Options to support additional languages on your computer. With the support of additional languages, you will be able to edit documents written in those languages. You can also set locale specific to any region using this Option.
The Windows 2000 Performance tool is composed of two parts:
1. System Monitor, and
2. Performance Logs and Alerts.
Event Viewer maintains logs about program, security, and system events. You can use Event Viewer to view and manage the event logs, gather information about hardware and software problems, and monitor Windows 2000 security events.
To open Event Viewer, click 'Start', point to 'Settings', and then click 'Control Panel'. Double-click 'Administrative Tools', and then double-click Event Viewer.
Encrypting File System (EFS) keeps your documents safe from intruders who might gain unauthorized physical access to your sensitive stored data by stealing your laptop or Zip disk, or by other means.
You need to ensure the following before the upgrade:
1. The hardware is adequate for upgrading to Windows 2000 Professional
2. Also, check the hardware, software adequacy by running "Winnt32.exe / checkupgradeonly". Note that the switch "checkupgradeonly" will output a report on the adequacy of hardware and software. It will also warn you if any applications need upgrade packs, which may be obtained from respective application vendors, if available. If the software upgrade pack is not installed for any application, the application may be rendered unusable!
32. File names can be 255 characters long on a FAT, FAT32, and NTFS file systems.
33. Windows 2000 system monitoring:
Some of the important System Monitor counters are:
34. To insert a new file extension, you use Windows explorer, and select the application. Then, Tools -> Folder Option -> File Types. Configure the extension appropriately.
35. Windows 2000 disk volumes:
Windows 2000 Operating systems support 5 different volume types:
Note that Windows 2000 Professional doesn't support Mirrored and RAID-5 volumes, where as other Windows 2000 Operating Systems (2000 Server, Advanced Server) support.
36. Fault tolerance boot disk is a floppy disk that enables you to boot a computer in the event that the first disk in a mirrored volume fails. If you mirror the installation folder in a Windows 2000 Server, you will not be able to boot because boot.ini points to the first volume. Therefore, you need to create a fault tolerance boot disk that contain an appropriately edited Boot.ini file, that points to the mirrored volume.
37. By default, you can start recovery console (in Windows 2000) using,
38. Windows 2000 provides two versions of Registry Editor
Regedt32.exe is automatically installed in the systemroot\system32 folder, while Regedit.exe is automatically installed in the systemroot folder. Regedit.exe is primarily used for its search capabilities as it doesn't support all functions and data types.
39. On a Windows 2000 computer, the default spool folder is located at: Systemroot\System32\spool\printers. For example, if the OS is residing on C drive, the default location will be: "C:\\WINNT\System32\spool\printers".
You can access this location through:
Start -> Printers -> File -> Server Properties -> Advanced tab. Type in the new spool location over the default location.
40.Up-grade to Windows 2000:
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