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Professional

Windows 2000 Professional boxWindows 2000 is based of the Windows NT Kernel and is sometimes referred to as Windows NT 5.0. Windows 2000 contains over 29 Million lines of code, mainly written in C++. 8 Million of those lines alone are written for drivers. Currently, Windows 2000 is by far one of the largest commercial projects ever built.

Some of the significant features of Windows 2000 Professional are:

  • Support for FAT16, FAT32, and NTFS.
  • Increased uptime of the system and significantly fewer OS reboot scenarios.
  • Windows Installer tracks applications and recognizes and replaces missing components.
  • Protects memory of individual apps and processes to avoid a single app bringing the system down.
  • Encrypted File Systems protects sensitive data.
  • Secure Virtual Private Network (VPN) supports tunneling in to private LAN over public Internet.
  • Personalized menus adapt to the way you work.
  • Multilingual version allows for User Interface and help to switch, based on logon.
  • Includes broader support for high-speed networking devices, including native ATM and cable modems.
  • Supports Universal Serial Bus (USB) and IEEE 1394 for greater bandwidth devices.

Server

Windows 2000 server

Some of the significant features of Windows 2000 Server are:

  • Active Directory improves manageability, enables security, and extends interoperability with other operating systems.
  • Provides high-level interfaces for database access and Active Directory services.
  • Lets you use COM+ to run component-based applications, integrated Web applications and message-queuing services.
  • Transaction Services feature makes it easier to develop and deploy server-centric applications.
  • Microsoft BackOffice is fully integrated into Windows 2000 Server.

Advanced server

Windows 2000 advanced server

Some of the significant features of Windows 2000 Advanced Server are:

  • The server operating system for e-commerce and line-of-business applications.
  • Includes all the features of Windows 2000 Server, with additional scalability and clustering support.
  • Increased reliability to ensure your business-critical applications are online when your customers need them.
  • Easier to use and manage clusters, applications, and updates.
  • Supports 8-way symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) and up to 8 GB of memory (RAM).
Windows 2000 Professional System Requirements
Released 2/2000
Computer: IBM or 100% compatible
Processor: Intel Pentium 133 MHz or equivalent
Memory: 32 MB
Drives: 650 MB Disk space
CD-ROM and DVD drive
Sound:
Video: VGA or higher
Controls: Microsoft mouse and keyboard or compatible
operating system: Requires Windows 95, 98 NT 3.5 or 4.0 for upgrade.
DirectX: DirectX 7.0
Other: NIC required for network installation
Price: Upgrade: $200.00 - $220.00
Full:  $300.00 - $320.00
Windows 2000 Server System Requirements
Released 2/2000
Computer: IBM or 100% compatible
Processor: Intel Pentium 133 MHz or equivalent
4 CPUs Supported
Memory: 256 MB
Drives: 1.0 GB Disk space
Sound:
Video: VGA or higher monitor
Controls: Mouse and keyboard or compatible
operating system: Requires Windows NT Server 3.5 or 4.0
DirectX:
Other:
Price: Upgrade: $500 and higher
Full: $900 and higher
Prices are based on amount of clients beginning price is 5-client edition
Windows 2000 Advanced Server System Requirements
Released 2/2000
Computer: IBM or 100% compatible
Processor: Intel Pentium 133 MHz or equivalent
8 CPUs Supported
Memory: 256 MB
Drives: 1.0 GB Disk space
CD-ROM and DVD drive
Sound:
Video: VGA or higher
Controls: Microsoft mouse and keyboard or compatible
operating system:
DirectX:
Other:
Price: Upgrade: $3,200.00 and higher
Full: $3,600.00 and higher
Prices are based on amount of clients beginning price is 25-client edition