After installing Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, it's important to check for installation errors or problems. Also, add (and possibly troubleshoot) any other devices, review the server's network settings, and use the Configure Your Server Wizard to set up the server for its desired network role, such as Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server or Active Directory service domain controller. Now is also the time to partition and format any additional disk drives and tune the server's performance and memory options to best suit its desired role. You should also implement the appropriate security measures for the server's desired role.
The goal of this chapter is to help get your system in basic working order, with information on fine-tuning to come in later chapters. For example, Chapter 14 has more information on the management of DHCP, Domain Name System (DNS), and Windows Internet Name Service (WINS). If you need to configure disks, see Chapter 15.
In addition to the tasks covered in this chapter, you might want to set up security auditing (covered in Chapter 9 and Chapter 18) and remote administration using the Terminal Services feature (covered in Chapter 26).