There’s more to installing Windows 2000 than just dropping the CD-ROM into a system and double-clicking SETUP.EXE. Much more.

So TechRepublic created a straightforward, seven-step checklist for Windows 2000 deployment. Download it for free to receive a heads-up on ways to avoid time-consuming snafus when installing Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 2000 Server, and Windows 2000 Advanced Server.

Why do you need it?
You have to make several decisions when installing these new operating systems. Delays can result if you forget just a single step prior to deployment.

In addition to new installation methods, Microsoft’s new Active Directory and other Win2K services require significant changes to domain-naming practices. Hardware requirements and compatibility issues could pose a problem, too. As a result, you’ll want to be sure to review the checklist before you begin your installation.

You can download the free seven-step Windows 2000 installation checklist here.

Erik Eckel MCP+I, MCSE, is community editor for AdminRepublic. He was seen shopping for new CD-ROM drives and more memory just moments before closing time at the local computer superstore—which wouldn’t have happened if he’d had access to this checklist.

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