JSI Tip 2000. Windows 2000.


Tip 2000 seems an appropriate place for 'NT Reg Hacks' to start posting Windows 2000 tips, in addition to our Windows NT tips.

The Windows 2000 family of products will be available in the

from February 17, 2000.

To date, Microsoft has announced:

Windows 2000 Professional.

                     and the

Windows 2000 Server family, which consists of:

Windows 2000 Server
Windows 2000 Advanced Server
Windows 2000 Datacenter Server

Windows 2000 is built on NT Technology. In many ways it is similar, but is also very different. You will learn more about these similarities and differences in future tips on this site.

Microsoft supports the following upgrade paths:


Microsoft Windows 95/Microsoft Windows 98/Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
             to
Windows 2000 Professional Retail (Full) Version
Windows 2000 Professional Upgrade Version 

Microsoft Windows NT 3.51/4.0 Workstation
             to
Windows 2000 Professional Retail (Full) Version
Windows 2000 Professional Upgrade Version 

Windows NT 3.51 Server
             to
Windows 2000 Server Retail (Full) Version
Windows 2000 Server Upgrade Version
Windows 2000 Advanced Server Retail (Full) Version 

Windows NT 3.51 Server with Citrix - No supported upgrade paths 

Windows NT 4.0 Server
             to                   
Windows 2000 Server Retail (Full) Version
Windows 2000 Server Upgrade Version
Windows 2000 Advanced Server Retail (Full) Version 

Windows NT 4.0 Terminal Server
             to
Windows 2000 Server Retail (Full) Version
Windows 2000 Server Upgrade Version
Windows 2000 Advanced Server Retail (Full) Version 

Windows NT 4.0 Enterprise Edition
             to
Windows 2000 Advanced Server Retail (Full) Version
Windows 2000 Advanced Server Upgrade Version
Windows 2000 Datacenter Server Full Version 

Microsoft BackOffice Small Business Server - No supported upgrade paths 

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