Basically for use on business desktops, notebook computers, and servers, Microsoft® produced a line of operating system named Windows 2000. It was the successor of Windows® NT family of operating system, replacing Windows® NT 4.0. Microsoft® had released four versions of Windows® 2000: Professional, Server, Advanced Server and data center Server. This article will shed some light on some important features of Windows® 2000.

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Some important features of Windows® 2000 Professional are:

  • Support for FAT16, FAT32 and NTFS
  • Improved uptime of the system and significantly less operating system reboot scenarios.
  • Windows® Installer detects applications and replaces missing components.
  • Protects memory of individual applications preventing a single application to crash a system.
  • Encrypted File Systems protects critical data.
  • Save Virtual Private Networking (VPN) supports penetrating in to private LAN over public Internet.
  • Multilingual version enable for User Interface and help to switch, based on logon.
  • Incorporates broader support for high-speed networking devices, including Native ATM and cable modems.

Some important features of Windows® 2000 Server are:

  • Active Directory® enhances manageability, enables security, and expands interoperability with other Windows operating systems.
  • For database access and Active Directory® services, it provides high-level interface.
  • Allows you to run component-based applications, combined Web applications and message-queuing services.
  • It is easier to develop and deploy server-centric applications using Transaction Services feature.
  • Microsoft® BackOffice is fully consolidated into Windows 2000 Server.
Advanced Server

Some important features of Windows® 2000 Advanced Server are:

  • For e-commerce and line-of-business applications.
  • Incorporates all the features of Windows 2000 Server, with enhanced support.
  • Enhanced reliability by ensuring availability of your business-critical applications online when whenever you need them.
  • Easier to use and regulate clusters, applications, and updates
  • Endorse 8-way symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) and up to 8 GB of memory (RAM).