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Windows 2000 Server

Add multiple page files to optimize virtual memory in Windows 2000

Optimizing the virtual memory of Windows 2000 Server can help you increase system performance. Virtual Memory Manager (VMM) provides applications with a virtual address instead of a physical memory address. It does this by translating the virtual address into a physical address when an application attempts to access memory....

Terminal Services/MetaFrame document saver

A frantic user runs into your office screaming about a workstation that just went kaput during a Terminal Services client or ICA session. Lean back, smile, and assure your harried user that everything will be just fine. Have the user restart the workstation and then restart the exact same session...

Setting local logon access for Terminal Services

This tip is inspired by that wonderful logon error dialog that informs users they do not have the access rights to log on locally. Surely such users rip their hair out, screaming that it's not local at all. Isn't remotely accessing the applications what Terminal Services is all about? Well,...

Terminal Services Advanced Client

Microsoft's Terminal Services Advanced Client (TSAC) is a group of updates to the Terminal Services that ships with all versions of Windows 2000 Server. TSAC includes three new tools:...

Installing Terminal Services

Terminal Services is the Microsoft implementation of a thin-client server. That means that the Terminal Server delivers applications to the client while performing all the actual processing on the server itself. In practice, even a DOS-based system could run Office 2000, although it really depends on the overall capacity of...

Migration from NT to Windows 2000, part 4

ClonePrincipal is a COM object and part of Support Tools for use in programs and scripts to incrementally migrate users and resources from Windows NT to Windows 2000 without disrupting the existing production environment. The best thing about ClonePrinpical is that you can use it from scripts and thus use...

Migration from NT to Windows 2000, part 3

We've tried to convince you to do a lab upgrade before you start messing with production machines. Setting up a testing lab is easy. All you need is a few computers that closely resemble your real network. Of course, it would be ideal to have the same number of servers,...

Migration from NT to Windows 2000, part 2

Sometimes your Windows NT 4 domain controllers will run on old hardware that isn't compatible with Windows 2000, and you'll want to use a migration as an opportunity to restructure and clean up your network. In this case, you can't just upgrade old domain controllers to Windows 2000. Instead, you'll...

Migration from NT to Windows 2000, part 1

Migration from Windows NT 4 to Windows 2000 can be a very risky process, especially in large, business-critical environments where you can't afford a failed migration or a few days of downtime. The best way to prepare for real migration is to perform a test migration in a lab....

Limitations of RIS and Ghost images

The Remote Installation Service that comes with Windows 2000 Server only allows for remote installation of Windows 2000 Professional - you can't use it for remote installs of Windows 2000 Server. However, Microsoft has provided documentation on how to perform an RIS-like install of Windows 2000 Server in Knowledge Base...

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