Windows 2000 is a family of Microsoft operating systems comprising four editions, Windows 2000 Professional, Server, Advanced Server and Datacenter Server. It was the successor to NT 4.0 and offered a very long list of new features and improvements. Windows 2000 went RTM on December 15, 1999 and ...

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Unable to map a network drive from a Windows NT PC, to a Windows 2000 PC

I am trying to set up a test rack of legacy satellite communications equipment, and part of the configuration requires that I map a network drive on a PC (in this case, it's an IBM eServer xSeries 305 ...
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Windows still thinks profiles are mandatory even when they are not

A couple of weeks ago, we experimented with mandatory profiles for users, but due to some issues with one piece of software, we had to revert back to roaming profiles. However, even though the ntuser ...
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Does the Global Catalog Server have to be in the same subnet as the Exchange server?

I have one domain. I have a DC in one subnet and an Exchange 2003 in another. I also have a DC in that same subnet as the Exchange 2003 server. I have to get rid of that DC, the one in the same ...
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In Windows 2000 Server SP4 Rollup 1, does a Primary DNS zone automatically get a copy of the master DNS records? [closed]

If I introduce a member Windows 2000 server into my domain (not a DC, just a member) and set up that new server to be a DNS server as a Primary (not secondary or AD integrated). Does the Domain ...
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Windows clients XP and 2000 “Log spooler information events” through GPO

I have some clients (XP and 2000) on which I would like to enable printing of documents on local printers. Therefor I need to enable "Log spooler information events" on the Advanced Tab of the Print ...
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Turn off web services in IIS 5 with ftp enabled

I have enabled FTP using IIS in Windows 2000. It is just for receiving files from an FTP server to a directory, and is working fine. I'd like to disable the web component of IIS, but keep this ftp ...
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IIS FTP client in Windows 2000 setup

Using Windows 2000 Pro with IIS 5. I'm going to have an FTP Server send files to this box to store, and need to set up the FTP client architecture right. The dialogs look easy to setup the box as a ...
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W2k Server: delete specific users by console

I want to delete specific user profiles in win2k-Server. I thought I could achieve that with microsofts Delprof. But there I cant specificly declare userXY. So is there an other console way to delete ...
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Virtualizing a Windows 2000 host for use in Hyper-V

I'm looking for a way to successfully import a Windows 2000 host (running several legacy applications that do not work on newer editions of Windows). I normally like to use Disk2VHD for making a ...
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How much space on the hard drive do I need to upgrade to Active Directory 2003?

On my forest root, is there a certain amount of space I need to upgrade to 2003 Active Directory? I know I need to put in the cd/dvd for 2003 and do adprep, so I'm guess lots of space is used. The ...
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MySQL Service Not Starting

I installed MySQL 5.1.65 on Windows 2000 Server and it got properly installed for the first time. After some time I uninstalled it, deleted all the installation files and then wasn't able to finish ...
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How to monitor the size of files in Windows folder?

What are some of good ways to automatically monitor the size of files in a directory and send warning email if they get close to a certain limit on a Windows server? I have a Progress DB installation ...
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If I make a transferred DNS zone a standard primary, does that affect anything other than making it static?

I do not want to break anything, but if I have a currently transferred zone, and I want to make it static, do I not just make it a Standard Primary? I have several zones, but this is not one that is ...
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Microsoft DNS SOA Refresh Interval is grayed out

In my DNS, I am getting a zone transferred to my Windows 2000 server. I would like to change the interval of refresh. But, I cannot because the entire SOA tab options are grayed out, disabled. I ...
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What causes a network adapter to have a high output queue length when maxing out a WAN link?

Why do I see a high output queue length in perfmon when the network adapter is saturating a WAN link? If a file is transferred across the 10Mbps link, the server will max out the connection and all ...
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Are windows sids same from Windows 2000 through Windows 7?

I've got some code that checks for a user to be in the admin group based on the SID. Is this code going to work if the SID is hard-coded for Admin. for Windows 2000 SP4 through Windows 7?
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What happens if I restore System State that is over 60 days old?

If I do a system state restore, but the backup is over 60 days old, what will happen to my domain? This is the system state for the forest root. Will my domain simply cease to exist? I have other ...
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How do I remove a rootkit without an anti-rootkit program? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My server's been hacked EMERGENCY Windows 2000 Server. I believe I have a rootkit. But, nothing will remove it. I've tried everything. Even tools that are merely ...
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Can FSMO roles be switched over a period of time?

Can FSMO roles be switched over a period of time? or do I have to do them all at once, same day? I wanted to move a role, wait, see if anything blows up, wait a few days, do another one. I have a ...
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RDC to Windows 2000 Server from OS X 10.6.8 immediately crashes

I'm using Remote Desktop Connection 2.11 on Mac OS X 10.6.8, trying to connect to a Windows 2000 Server. I type in the IP (local) and it warns me that it can't verify the identity of the computer, I ...
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RD Gateway to connect to windows 2000 terminal server

We have a legacy product that end users access by connecting to a windows 2000 terminal server on our premises. To circumvent corporate firewall issues on the end user side, we have a Citrix ...
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Windows 2000 professional password prompt after network settings change

A client uses Windows 2000 Professional on a machine for about six years. It is configured to startup without password prompt. Today we needed to transfer files to another machine, so I connected the ...
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Multiple versions of asp.net framework

I have a new installed w2kr2 with asp.net4 - some users need asp.net 3.5 - can I install that without problems and have both versions running?
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Logged into domain account successfully but not getting the correct privileges

My AD account gives me admin privileges on our PCs (allowing me to install software, add PCs to our domain, change network configuration, etc). But with a small handful of PCs (Windows 2000 and ...
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How to configure host-header resolution in Windows Server 2003 IIS

i had a Windows 2000 server running two web-sites: Web-site: Newland IP Address TCP Port Host Header Name ================ ======== ================ (all unassigned) 80 Web-site: ...
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Access denied error 3221225578 with file sharing to Windows server

i'm trying to access the shares on a server. The credential box appears, and i enter in a correct username and password, and i get access denied. The silly thing is that i can Remote Desktop to the ...
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Windows 2000 Remote Desktop Alternative with Higher Screen Resolution

Can anyone suggest an alternative to the Windows Remote Desktop Client for Windows 2000 Professional that will allow for a screen resolution larger than the fixed 1600 x 1200? I am trying to get to ...
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Replacing 2000 DC with a 2008 DC

We currently have a 2000 DC and a 2003 DC. We want to remove the 2000 DC completely and replace it with a 2008 DC. Can we promote the 2008 DC using the 2003? I believe i've read you can not from a ...
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How difficult will it be to switch DHCP from Windows 2000 to our network router?

While I know a bit about networking, I am more of a programmer, and I have never set up a DHCP server. I have always allowed a router to assign IP addresses. However, my boss has asked me to switch ...
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Problems connecting to a linux file server from windows 7

I have an old Windows 2000 machine that I'm trying to replace because it is freezing periodically. It is used primarily for email but it does need to be connected to the two linux file servers ...
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Does UNC work between two Intranet domains?

We have some servers which will move to a new Windows 2008 domain, and some Windows 2000 servers which I would prefer to keep in their current domain for a while (until we have the resources to test ...
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Benefits of and procedure for dropping last Win98 clients from a Win2k3 network

Setup We're running a Win2k3 network with mostly XP clients, one Win2k client, and two Win98 clients. Question * 1.5 If we ditch our two Win98 clients, replacing them with XP clients, which exact ...
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End-of-support Windows 2000 should be used on enterprise environments?

People say that Windows 2000 has reached its end of support period. Bug fixes/security patches will not be issued even if there are. So, for this reason, I think we shouldn't use Windows 2000 at ...
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Security concerns about Windows NT 4.0

My company is (amongst many other things) responsible for a small network with a few servers and about 50 workstations. They want me to help out the current administrator of that network. The network ...
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Windows 2000 Remote Deployment/Update

I have about 4000 old machines scattered around 100 offices in different states. These machines are running Windows 2000 Professional (SP1) with IE 5.0 (SP1). I would like to upgrade these machines to ...
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CPU Performance on Virtualised Windows 2000 for Oracle 8.0.5

Can somebody suggest any steps I can take to improve the CPU performance of an Oracle 8.0.5 database on a Virtualised Windows 2000? Update New installed OS, Windows 2000 Server Advanced SP4 Oracle ...
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Dependencies of Windows sc.exe

I want to include the sc.exe program in an installation package to manage services on Windows 2000. Does it have any other dependencies or will it run on its own? Does it have any service pack ...
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Sound on Windows 2000 Server

We have still some Windows 2000 Server / Advanced Server machines running. Is it possible to install audio service or something? It does not seem to have sound capabilities (like the Windows 2000 ...
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Exact extent / meaning of “Log on as a service” permission (W2K, W2K3)?

Let's say you have an active directory domain, and you want to have a service account run a certain windows service on multiple machines on the domain. The service account needs to be the same account ...
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Windows Error Accessing a Network Share

I go to start\run and type in an address for an existing network share for which I have valid permissions (it worked yesterday). Today, I get the message: "The name limit for the local computer ...
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Where to get working Sysinternals tools for Windows 2000?

Yes, I know Windows 2000 will run end-of-life in this year, but we still have a lot of Windows 2000 boxes we try to migrate but no idea if all of them can be migrated this year... Recently I ...
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Windows data backups with alternating removable drives?

I have a removable disk drive (RD1000 from Dell), and I am looking for backup software that will allow me to backup every night, and every morning switch to the alternate disk. There is only one ...
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Windows 7 Pro can't connect to Windows 2000 Pro Workstation

I recently put two new Windows 7 Professional machines into a dated network environment. The server is running Windows 2000 Professional (Workstation, not server) and I can't get the Windows 7 ...
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VirtualBox WinXP Host - Win 2000 guest internet connection issue

VirtualBox WinXP Host - Win 2000 guest internet connection issue I'm using a NAT network adapter, but I get no connectivity. I can ping websites and get replies but cannot open them in the browser ...
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How can I manually determine the CodePage and Locale of the current OS

Is there a way that I manually have a user look up the current Codepage and locale of their windows OS? Is there a registry setting that stores that information? It would also be useful if the ...
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Windows 2000 Fibre LUN Rescan Doesn't See New Increased Capacity

We frequently run into an issue that requires a system reboot when it seems that one shouldn't be necessary. Any advice would be appreciated. Here are the details: A Windows 2000 host had access ...
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Setting up a virtual ftp directory that points to another computer

I have II5 sitting on an old Windows 2000 Professional box. It has an FTP site there that allows me to access files. It works great, no problem at all. However, now I need to setup a virtual ...
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Windows 7 shared printer hangs from Windows 2000

I have a Windows 7 x86 system and a printer that is shared publicly in my workgroup. When I try to print to that printer from a Windows 2000 Pro sp4 box, the print job gets into the printers queue, ...
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Where to obtain the WinHttp 5.1 redistributable?

i'm trying to find the redistributable for Microsoft WinHttp 5.1. Some older Windows 2000 machines in the enterprise do not have it. Microsoft's website says: Redistribution WinHTTP 5.1 is ...
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Upgrade / Migration - Windows 2000 Pro -> Windows XP

This is an odd one, but please bear with me. I need to upgrade a system from Windows 2000 SP-3 to Windows XP. It's not just an OS upgrade though - it's also a Hardware upgrade - New box, Sata RAID, ...