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Lesson 1

Introduction to Windows Networking

This course discusses Windows 2000, Active Directory, and Windows 2000 Administration online training.
In this course, you will learn and practice Windows 2000 skills using current technologies to enhance your understanding of distributed computing.

The series

Installing, Configuring and Connecting Windows 2000 is the first of three courses in the Windows 2000 Professional and Server Certification Series.
Windows 2000 is an operating system for use on both client and server computers. It was produced by Microsoft and released to manufacturing on December 15, 1999 and launched to retail on February 17, 2000. It is the successor to Windows NT 4.0, and was the last version of Microsoft Windows to display the "Windows NT" designation. Windows 2000 is succeeded by Windows XP (released in October 2001) and Windows Server 2003 (released in April 2003). During the development of this operating system, Windows 2000 was known as Windows NT 5.0.
Four editions of Windows 2000 were released: Professional, Server, Advanced Server, and Datacenter Server; the latter was both released to manufacturing and launched months after the other editions.
While each edition of Windows 2000 was targeted at a different market, they shared a core set of features, including many system utilities such as the Microsoft Management Console and standard system administration applications.
In the next lesson, the prerequisites for this course will be discussed.


Installation and Interface

Installation options for Server 2012 carry over from Server 2008 R2. As with Server 2008 R2, Server 2012 installs in two primary ways:
  1. Server Core or
  2. Server with a GUI (graphical user interface).
Server Core installation is the default option and reduces the amount of system resources needed to run a GUI install, optimizing server performance. A Server Core install reduces the amount of disk space needed as well as the servicing requirements and the server's potential attack surface.
Server with a GUI installation is the same as the Full Installation option in Server 2008 R2. The full graphical interface of Server 2012 is loaded, including the new Windows 8, modern UI-style interface and all the graphical tools needed to manage the server.