Windows® 2000 Server
Get to know more about Windows 2000 Server
Windows 2000 Server is a series of operating systems mainly intended for use in computers, laptops, business desktops and Servers. Windows 2000 was released in four editions. They are Professional, Server, Advanced Server and Datacenter Server. Advanced Server and Windows 2000 datacenter Server were limited editions which were run on 64-bit Intel Itanium microprocessors. These editions have a core set of features which include system utilities such as Microsoft Management Console and standard system administration application. All the editions support certain features like Encrypting File System, disk storage, active directory services, and distributed file system. Microsoft manufactured Windows 2000 as the most secure version ever. This version of Windows is enhanced with several new and advanced features. One of the most advanced features is the Windows file protection capability. This provides protection to the critical Windows system files from being modified from other programs.
Following are the details about different editions and features of Windows 2000 Server:
- Different editions
- Disk storage and accessibility
- Windows explorer
There are four editions of Windows 2000 Server; Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Advanced Server and Windows 2000 Datacenter Server. Windows 2000 Professional was designed for desktops used by businesses and it provides the system with great security and stability. It can support upto two processors, 4GB of RAM and systems with Pentium processor of 133MHz or more, minimum 32MB of RAM, 650MB of hard drive. Windows 2000 Server supports up to four processors and it contains additional components to enhance the Server performance of the system. The minimum requirements are 128MB of RAM and 1GB hard disk space. Windows 2000 Advanced Server was designed for medium to large businesses. The system requirements are similar to that of Windows 2000 Server. Windows 2000 Datacenter Server was designed for business groups handling great deal of sensitive and confidential data. It was designed in such a way that it can handle advanced, fault-tolerant and scalable hardware.
Disk storage and accessibility
Every edition of Windows 2000 Server support three types of dynamic disk volumes: simple, spanned and striped volumes. The application of logical disk manager was introduced in Windows 2000. Accessibility features like sticky keys, on-screen keyboard, Windows narrator, mouse keys etc were introduced in this Server. These were intended for people with visual and auditory impairments.
Windows Explorer was in placed in an enhanced manner in Windows 2000 Server. Active desktop was introduced in this Server and allows the users to customize the way folders look and behave by using HTML templates. Indexing service was also included into the operating system and the search pane which was built into Internet Explorer lets the user search files indexed by its database.