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Whatis Port 445 in W2K/XP/2003?

What is port 445 used for in Windows 2000/XP? Among the new ports used by Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, is TCP port 445 which is used for SMB over TCP. The SMB (Server Message Block) protocol is used among other things for file sharing in Windows NT/2000/XP. In Windows NT it…

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Install Windows 2000 Server

How can I install Windows 2000 Server? As a Microsoft Windows 2000 Server support professional, one of your tasks may be to install the operating system. Step #1: Plan your installation When you run the Windows 2000 Server Setup program, you must provide information about how to install and configure the operating system. Thorough planning…

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Windows 2000 MCSE Certification Requirements

What are the Windows 2000 MCSE certification requirements? The Windows 2000 track of the MCSE credential is designed for information technology (IT) professionals working in the typically complex computing environment of medium to large organizations. An MCSE candidate should have at least one year of experience implementing and administering a network operating system in environments…

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Install Windows 2000 Without Supplying the CD Key

How can I install Windows 2000 without supplying the CD key? You can configure W2K to install without having to manually enter the CD key during the setup process. First, you want to copy your Windows 2000 setup files from your CD to your hard drive. You have to copy at least the I386 directory….

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Install Hebrew on Windows 2000

How can I install and use Hebrew fonts on my Windows 2000 computer? Windows 2000 (and XP/2003/Vista) has the built-in ability to display Hebrew fonts on your system without the need to install language packs or special localized versions of the OS. To see Hebrew fonts on your Windows 2000 computer you MUST perform the…

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Download Windows 2000 Sysprep

Where can I download W2K Sysprep? The Windows 2000 System Preparation Tool (Sysprep) Version 1.1 enables administrators to prepare Windows 2000 System Images as part of an automated deployment. Sysprep 1.1 is an update to Sysprep 1.0 and adds the ability to reduce the number of images required in a deployment by supporting multiple mass…

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Windows 2000/XP SP Reinstallation

  You do NOT have to Reinstall Windows 2000 or Windows XP Service Packs after system state changes… After you have installed the service pack, you do not need to reinstall it if you add a device or new software to your computer. For example, Windows 2000 and Windows XP include a file named Driver.cab,…

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Windows 2000/XP SP Deployment

  How can I install service packs on my Windows 2000/XP clients by means of Windows Installer and Group Policy? This scenario explains how to install the service pack from a shared distribution folder on a network by using Windows Installer. This installation method installs the service pack on computers that are already running Windows…

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Small Business Server 2000 Patches

  Required Patches – SP1/SP1a Small Business Server 2000 is based on the Windows 2000 platform, and incorporates Back Office 2000 products such as Exchange 2000 Server, ISA Server 2000, SQL 2000 Server and more. Because of that, virtually all Windows 2000, Exchange 2000, SQL 2000, ISA Server 2000 patches and service packs apply to…

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HFNetChk

HFNetChk is a command-line tool that enables an administrator to check the patch status of all the machines in a network from a central location. The tool does this by referring to an XML database that’s constantly updated by Microsoft. HFNetChk can be run on Windows NT 4.0 or Windows 2000 systems, and will scan…

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