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Find Help files for components not installed on Windows 2000 Server

All of the services included with Windows 2000 Server feature Help content, but what if you need to find information about a topic on a server that doesn't have the service installed? Learn how you can easily find these files without spending the time browsing through the immense Help folder.

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All of the services included with Windows 2000 Server feature Help content. Microsoft includes this content to help users understand how the service works and to learn how to configure it.

However, sometimes you might need to find information about a topic on a server that doesn't have the service installed. Or, you might be considering installing a service on the server, but you need to get more information before making up your mind.

Did you know that Windows setup installs Help files for services during Windows 2000 Server installation even when it hasn't installed the service itself or the service is available? While you can always browse the \%systemroot%\Help folder for the Help file you're looking for, there's an easier way to locate the Help files for some of the most common services.

Follow these steps:

  1. On the server, go to Start | Programs | Administrative Tools, and open the Configure Your Server applet.
  2. In the left pane, select the service for which you want help.
  3. In the right pane, click the Learn More link.

This process opens the Help file for the target service without installing or enabling the service.

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