Microsoft has acknowledged the need for several additional features without yet making any commitment to implement them. This section surveys those features and speculates a bit about their possible future.
Windows 2000 can be booted from a SAN, but there are many caveats. Microsoft supports SAN boot in a limited scenario. The caveats include the following:
All hardware and software used must be on the Windows 2000 hardware compatibility list.
The scenario should not include an FC-AL (Fibre Channel arbitrated loop) environment, primarily because Windows NT kernel has not been modified at all and the delays in an FC-AL environment when the loop is reinitializing can cause kernel timeout errors.
Windows 2000 ...