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Windows 2000 Server : Installation and Configuration

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....

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...

Installing and configuring RIS

Before you can start with client deployment, you have to install RIS files on your server's hard drive. To do this, go to Control Panel, double-click Add/Remove Programs, and then click Add/Remove Windows Components. Next, select Remote Installation Services from the Components list....

Remote Installation Services

Remote Installation Services (RIS) is a special set of services in Windows 2000 that allows for installation of Windows 2000 Professional on client computers without administrator assistance. End users have to turn the computer on, press [F12], log in to the domain, and voila, the OS is installed....

Disk duplication

The fastest and most efficient method of deploying Windows 2000 on multiple computers is by disk duplication. To do so, follow these steps:...

Unattended installation from the CD

Windows 2000 includes support for unattended installation performed directly from the CD. All you have to do is create an answer file (in Notepad or with Windows 2000 Setup Manager Wizard), modify a few entries, and put the answer file on the floppy....

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