The goal of these white papers is to help you better understand the Microsoft® Windows® 2000 operating system, its new features and services, and issues relating to its deployment and maintenance. The papers cover the following topics:
This white paper is an overview of Windows 2000. In order to understand the Microsoft Windows 2000 operating system platform, it's necessary to understand that it's made up of four distinct operating systems:
Windows 2000 Professional
Windows 2000 Server
Windows 2000 Advanced Server
Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
This white paper looks at the whole concept of the Active Directory service in the Microsoft Windows 2000 operating system and the idea of building the forest, the trees, the domains, and so forth.
This white paper discusses the Microsoft Cluster Service built into the Windows 2000 Server operating system. It outlines the features and benefits of the Cluster Service, then briefly addresses deployment.
This white paper covers not only virtual private networking (VPN), but also the Remote Access Service (RAS) built in to Windows 2000 Server, and other areas beyond VPN.
This white paper discusses the Terminal Services component built into the Microsoft Windows 2000 Server operating system. Topics include:
What Terminal Services are
How Terminal Services are deployed, including installation, policy, and security
Scaling, including building an infrastructure that will support Terminal Services and tools that will help you do it
Licensing issues and the License Manager
Running applications with Terminal Services.
This white paper covers the Web hosting features of Microsoft Internet Information Services 5.0 (IIS), the Web server built into the Windows 2000 Server operating system.