Installing, Configuring, and AdministeringMicrosoft Windows 2000 Server Concepts
Installing Windows 2000 Server
RequirementsComponentMinimum RequirementRecommended Configuration
CD-ROMNeeded when notinstalling over thenetwork Needed when not installing over thenetwork CPUPentium 133Pentium II or higherDisplayVGASVGAHard disk space1 GB2 GB or higherKeyboard andMouseRequiredRequiredMemory128 MB256 MB or higherNetworkingNICNIC
If you choose to reformat the partition as NTFS, only Windows 2000 and WindowsNT has access to that partition.
Use FAT if your boot partition is smaller than 2 GB and you want to gain access tothat partition when running MS-DOS, Windows 3.x, Windows 95, Windows 98, orOS/2 on this computer.
You should choose the NTFS option if you are running Windows 2000 and you wantto take advantage of these features in NTFS:
File-level anddirectory-level localsecurityNTFS allows you to control access to files and directoriesregardless of whether access is local or over the network.Disk compressionNTFS compresses files to store more data on thepartition.Disk quotasNTFS allows you to control disk usage on a per-userbasis.EncryptionNTFS allows you to encrypt file data on the physical harddisk.
All hardware should appear on the Windows 2000 Hardware Compatibility List(HCL).
If Windows 2000 is being integrated into an existing Windows NT 4.0 domainstructure, mixed mode must be used. If Windows 2000 is being installed into an