Getting Started

This self-paced training kit contains hands-on practices to help you learn about Windows 2000 Professional. Because this kit covers networking information, a minimum of two computers are required to complete all the exercises in this kit. These should be computers that do not contain useful data as you will be reformatting both computers multiple times throughout the exercises in this training kit. If the computers do contain data that you do not wish deleted, make sure you back up important data so you can restore it once you have completed the exercises.

Hardware Requirements

Each computer must have the following minimum configuration. All hardware should be on the Microsoft Windows 2000 Hardware Compatibility List.

Hardware Minimum requirements
Processor One processor, Intel Pentium II, 133 MHz or higher (up to four processors are supported)
Memory 128 MB (256 MB recommended)
Hard disk One or more hard drives with a minimum of 2.5 GB between the drives. One drive should have at least 1 GB of free space on the boot partition.
Video VGA or higher video card and monitor
Other components CD-ROM installation: CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
Networking Network interface card and related cables
Accessories Keyboard and mouse or other pointing device. To make full use of the multimedia presentations, a sound card and speakers or headphones should be available.


Several exercises may require you to make changes to your servers. This may have undesirable results if you are connected to a larger network. Check with your network administrator before attempting these exercises.

Software Requirements

The following software is required to complete the procedures in this course: Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, Microsoft Windows 2000 Server

  • An evaluation copy of Windows 2000 Server software is included with this training kit. You can also check the Microsoft Web site for the availability of a downloadable evaluation copy of the Windows 2000 Server software at the following address:

This site includes directions on how to download this evaluation version of the software for free.

Setup Instructions

Set up your computer according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Instructions on installing Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional and Microsoft Windows 2000 Server are covered in Chapter 1 and Chapter 8, respectively, in this training kit.

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Year: 2004
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