Installation information to be provided to the setup wizard for all systems (professional, server, etc.):
Whether third party RAID or SCSI drivers will be installed.
The drive to install the system on.
The file system to use. The choices are:
FAT - Supports DOS and OS/2 through Windows 2000 but has limited partition size (4MB) and no local security, only sharing permission on the network.
FAT32 - Supported by Windows 95, 98, NT, and Windows 2000. Allows large partition sizes up to 32 GB. It has no local security, only sharing permission on the network.
NTFS - USed by Windows NT and Windows 2000 and provides many additional features including security, sector sparing, and partition sizes up to 2 Terabytes. This is the best choice unless you need to run another operating system that must access data on this partition.
A FAT file system can be converted to NTFS, but an NTFS file system cannot be converted to a FAT file system without destroying all data on the partition. This should be considered when selecting file systems.
The installation directory the system will be installed on. The default is C:\Winnt. If another operating system is in this directoryr, it will be overwritten. Windows 2000 contains a boot manager and will allow booting between the current installation and any previous installation of Windows so long as the current installation is installed in its own directory.
Regional settings which indicate choice of language.
The product key from the installation CDROM.
Network settings - Typical or Custom. Custom allows the choice of networking components. Components installed by default with the typical settings are:
Client for Microsoft Networks
File and Print Sharing for Microsoft Networks
Place the computer in a workgroup or a domain. For a domain, an authorized user name and password must be provided.
Additional information for Windows 2000 Server and Windows 2000 Advanced Server.
Per server or per seat licensing.
With per server licensing a maximum specific number of concurrent users can connect to one server. Therefore the licence is done for each server for some number of connections on each server.
Per seat licensing allows clients to connect to any number of servers with one license. Microsoft allows only one conversion from per server licensing to per seat licensing. It cannot be converted from per seat licensing to per server licensing. There are conversions for:
Windows 2000 Server
Windows 2000 Exchange Server
Windows 2000 SQL Server
Windows 2000 SNA Server
Accessories and Utilities. Subcomponents:
Accessibility Wizard. Subcomponents:
Utopia Sound Scheme
Certificate Services. Subcomponents:
Certificate Services CA
Certificate Services Web Enrollment Support
Internet Information Service (IIS) Subcomponents:
FrontPage 2000 Server Extensions
Internet Information Services Sanp-In
HTML Internet Services Manager
NNTP Service. Subcomponents:
NNTP Service Documentation
SMTP Service. Subcomponents:
SMTP Service Documentation
Visual InterDev RAD Remote Deployment Support
World Wide Web Server
Management and Monitoring Tools. Subcomponents:
Connection Manager Components
Network Monitor Tools
Simple Network Management Protocol
Message Queuing Services
Networking Services. Subcomponents:
COM Internet Services Proxy
Directory Service Migration Tool
Domain Name System (DNS)
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
Internet Authentication Service
QoS Admission Control Service
Simple TCP/IP Services
Site Servew ILS Services
Windows Internet Name Service (WINS)
Other Network File and Print Services. Subcomponents: