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MCSE: Windows 2000 Exams in a Nutshell by Paul Murphy, Michael Moncur

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Chapter 6. Highlighter’s Index

Windows 2000 Basics

Operating System Characteristics

Operating System

RAM

Disk Storage Required

Multi-tasking?

Multi-processing?

Plug and Play?

DOS

256K

None

No

No

No

Windows 3.1x

2 MB

10 MB

Cooperative

No

No

Windows 95

4 MB

40 MB

Preemptive

No

Yes

Windows 98

16 MB

175 MB

Preemptive

No

Yes

Windows NT Workstation 4.0

12 MB

117 MB

Preemptive (protected)

Yes (two processors)

No

Windows NT Server 4.0

16 MB

124 MB

Preemptive (protected)

Yes

No

Windows 2000 Professional

32 MB

650 MB

Preemptive (protected)

Yes

Yes

Windows 2000 Server

64 MB

671 MB

Preemptive (protected)

Yes

Yes

Windows 2000

New version of Windows NT (after NT 4.0)
Two versions: Professional and Server (also Advanced Server and Datacenter)
New features: Active Directory, dynamic disks, MMC, user interface enhancements, hardware support, VPN support, IPP (Internet printing)

Network Types

Peer-to-peer (workgroup)

Each machine acts as both client and server; no dedicated servers; best for 10 workstations or less; supported by Windows 95, 98, and 2000 Professional

Client/server (domain)

Uses one or more dedicated servers (domain controllers); centralized security and administration; best for 10 workstations or more or when security is important; supported by Windows NT Server and 2000 Server

Computer Types

Domain controllers

Run Windows 2000 Server; each maintains a copy of user account database (Active Directory); multiple controllers synchronize periodically ...

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