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Introduction to Windows Server 2000 & Main Features

Windows Server 2000 was introduced by Microsoft for both client and server computers. It was the predecessor to Windows XP which is client based and successor to Windows NT for server based computers.

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Distinct Versions of Windows server 2000

Microsoft released four editions of Windows Server 2000 according to the business need and with their own features such as cluster service, which helps a server to run applications which are running on another server that has not working properly. Windows Server 2000 are listed below:

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition

Main Features of Windows Server 2000

Active Directory

Microsoft introduced a new way to organize network domains. Active directory is used to store information about resources, users or a group and its attribute.

Distributed File system

Windows Server 2000 has an ability to share multiple different locations grouped within one folder. There is two ways to implement DFS either through a standalone DFS roots or a domain based.

NTFS 3.0 File System

Windows server 2000 was introduced with a new file system i.e. NTFS 3.0. This new file system has many features like file-system-level-encryption, disk quotas and sparse files.

Virtual Private Network:

Windows Server 2000 enables the facility to make the computer a remote server and this feature enables to the users to connect with the system via network and access the files, folders remotely using network.

Issues After ended Support for Windows Server 2000

Microsoft ended to support anymore Windows server 2000 on 13 July, 2010. After this declaration users of server 2000 are not receiving security updates. Due the lack of this security update, users are facing virus and malware attacks. These issues make the hard drive sometimes inaccessible and corrupt the data, saved on drive. You can recover all your data from backup, but in case you don't have backup then you need a Windows Server 2000 file recovery software.