Way to enable AutoRun on Windows® 2000
Why do you need to enable AutoRun on Windows 2000?
Windows 2000 is a predecessor of Windows XP and Windows Vista. This operating system came with new features like Windows Media Player, Windows Desktop Updates, Microsoft Outlook Express and NetMeeting. It was used on personal computers, servers, desktops and even on laptops and was specially designed for business use. It has many editions and each edition shares a core set of features which may also include a lot of system utilities like system administrator applications, active directory etc. For connecting Windows 2000 to the Internet you need to have proper power backup and a high speed Internet connection. AutoRun contains a list of commands that get executed whenever media is get inserted into the appropriates drives of the PC. You would typically find autorun.inf on installation CDs.
Here are tips to enable AutoRun on Windows 2000:
- About AutoRun
- Role of AutoRun
- Tips to enable AutoRun
AutoRun is a traditional feature in Windows operating systems that will enable media like the CD ROMs, memory sticks, USB devices, DVDs to automatically launch programs stored in them. This will happen through an autorun.inf file, which is present in the root directory of the USB device or CD ROM. AutoRun is a feature in Windows operating system that automatically takes action when you place a disc in your computer's disc drive.
Role of AutoRun
AutoRun has been designed to work on removable drives. AutoRun was introduced with Windows 95 and was also included with its successors. This feature makes installation of applications easier for non-technical users and also to reduce software support calls cost. When any drive is inserted, the system detects its connection. It also checks the contents in order to find special files that contain a set of instructions.
In order to enable AutoRun on Windows 2000, there are two options either by using Control Panel or Group Policy. You can also use 'Run' to enable AutoRun. For that, type 'gpedit.msc' and then go to 'Computer Configurations'. Then click on 'Administrative Templates' and then select the 'AutoPlay' option with which you need to perform this action.