Windows 2000

Microsoft Windows 2000, Win2K in short, is the WindowsNT series 32 bit Windows operating system released by Microsoft in 1999. It is called Windows NT5.0 at first. The English version is released in December 19, 1999, and Chinese version is released in the spring of next year. Windows2000 is a interruptable and imaging operating system that faces business environment. It is designed for single CPU or SMP 32 bit Intel X86 computer.

Introduction
There are four versions of Windows2000 (English version):

Windows 2000 Professional
It is used for workstation and Notebook. The original name is Windows NT5.9 Workstation. It supports two balanced multiprocessors at the most. The minimum internal storage is 64MB and maximum 4GB.

Windows 2000 Server
It is developed for the small enterprises server field. Its original name is WindowsNT5.0 Server. It supports 4 CPU on one computer at the most. The minimum internal storage is 128MB and maximum 4GB.

Windows 2000 Advanced Server
It is developed for the large and medium enterprises server field. Its original name is Windows NT 5.0 Server Enterprise Edition. It supports 8 CPU at the most. The minimum internal storage is 128MB and maximum 8GB.

Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
It is developed for the highest level and scalability, usability, and reliability of large enterprises or state organizations server field. It supports 8 or more CPU (the maximum 32 CPU). The minimum internal storage is 256MB and maximum 64GB.
In addition, Microsoft has provided the limited version Windows 2000 Advanced Server Limited Edition in 2001. It is used for the pure 64 bit microprocessor of Intel IA-64.

Origin
Windows2000, original name Windows NT5.0, is one of the most costly products of Microsoft. It combines the fine functions and performance of Windows98 and Windows NT4.0 together. That's why we rename it. It is a new expansion of Windows family, and it also exceeds the original meaning of Windows NT. Microsoft has various software products, and with the continuous expansion and development, it is focusing on the popularization of its family products' brands such as Windows, Office, BackOffice and Visual Studio series.

New function
The definition of Windows 2000 platform includes Windows 2000 Professional and Windows 2000 Server front and back stage integration. The two create more value for users than single product.

Remote computing
7′24 means that staffs, business partners and clients can visit the informations and applications anywhere, anytime.

Security
Windows 2000 platform has built a high security base for the visit control of enterprises' important informations.

Web working
Windows2000 platform has integrated the most comprehensive Internet techniques for all the clients and server operating systems.

Computing environment based on directory
For improving the efficiency and protecting the investment, Windows2000 has formed applications and network that support directiory, solving the problems of information visit and automation.

IntelliMirror
With the IntelliMirror administrator can completely control the data, applications and system settings of clients.

Various management tools
Windows2000 has integrated various new industrial management standards.

Easy to use and protect present resource
Windows2000 has improved a lot from the previous versions, but it still cannot satisfy the users in the disc partition management. As most of the disc partition of the earliest Windows 2000 Server is FAT32 ytpe, so later on the corresponding partition cannot support or install related software, or it cannot continue loading more files because of the small capacity of partition. You need software that supports Windows2000 system partition mansgement. MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition is professional partition magic server software that supports not only all the versions of Windows2000 system but also all the Windows system at present. It also supports conversion between FAT and NTFS partition, adjustment of partition size, system backups, etc. MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition has the excellent functions of partition management no matter in the function, performance, or price fields. It is the most full-function, lowest price, highest stability partition management software of Windows system. Software download is in the MiniTool Partition Wizard Download Center.

System requirement
Windows 2000 Professional

133 MHZ or higher basic frequency Pentium level compatible CPU.
The minimum internal storage should be 64MB. More storage can improve the performance of system response (maximum 4GB storage). It also needs a 2GB disc that has at least 1GB free space (if it is installed through the network, it may need more space).
Windows 2000 Professional supports single and double CPU system.

Windows 2000 Server
133 MHZ or higher basic frequency Pentium level compatible CPU.
The minimum internal storage should be 256MB (the minimum internal storage is 128MB, and maximum 4GB).
It also needs a 2GB disc that has at least 1GB free space (if it is installed through the network, it may need more space).
Windows 2000 Server supports as many as 4 CPU systems.

Windows 2000 Advanced Server
133 MHZ or higher basic frequency Pentium level compatible CPU.
The minimum internal storage should be 256MB (the minimum internal storage is 128MB and maximum 8GB).
It also needs a 2GB disc that has at least 1GB free space (if it is installed through the network, it may need more space).
Windows 2000 Server supports as many as 8 CPU systems.

Development
Microsoft has announced that it will stop the support for the old version Windows system in the first half year of 2010 and stop the security update. This will make the users to use the newest version of Microsoft operation systwms. As the plan of Microsoft, in April 13, 2010, it will stop the support for the Windows Vista without any SP wrap. That means Microsoft will not provide any security update for that version of Vista. But the users who have installed SP1 or SP2 will go on aquiring the support from Microsoft. At the same time, the support for WindowsServer2000 will come to an end before July 13. Microsoft suggests WindowsXPSP2 users to install the newest WindowsXPSP3 system or update to the Windows7.

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