When performing a parallel install of Windows 2000 Professional, you may want to conserve disk space, by minimizing the installed 'footprint'.
NOTE: This tip does NOT work on any Windows 2000 server products.
To minimize the installed 'footprint' of Windows 2000 Professional, perform a fully automated unattended install by modifing the \I386\Unattended.txt file with any/all of the following \[Components\]:
accessopt=off calc=off cdplayer=off certsrv_client=off charmap=off chat=off deskpaper=off dialer=off fp=off freecell=off hypertrm=off indexsrv_system=off iis_pwmgr=off media_clips=off media_utopia=off minesweeper=off mousepoint=off mplay=off mswordpad=off objectpkg=off paint=off pinball=off rec=off solitaire=off templates=off TSClients=off vol=offSave the Unattended.txt file as Winnt.sif on a floppy, which must be mounted when the installation starts. See the Unattend.doc file from the \Support\Tools\Deploy.cab file.
To minimize the WFP cache:
\[SystemFileProtection\] SFCQuota=0Use the NTFS file system, as this is the most efficient use of space on your 1GB or larger parallel partition.
After the install, delete the 50MB %SystemRoot%\Driver Cache\I386\Driver.cab file.