Windows 2000 – Installation

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


To describe the Windows 2000 installation process, options, and how to upgrade to Windows 2000 from other operating systems

Target Audience

Students preparing for Microsoft exam 70-215 and/or 70-210


Working knowledge of Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows NT Workstation 4.0 from administrative, support, and architectural perspectives

Expected Duration

305 min.

Course Objectives

Windows 2000 – Installation

  • name the hardware and system requirements for installing Windows 2000 either for workgroups or domains, and determine the type of software licensing required.
  • describe how to install Windows 2000 and name the different options for Windows 2000 Server and Windows 2000 Professional.
  • identify how to install Windows 2000 across a network.
  • recognize the functions of the Sysprep tool and how it is used for cloning, and identify the steps in preparing a hard disk for imaging.
  • identify how to automate the setup process and use the Setup Manager to create an answer file to automate the installation.
  • use the Setup Manager to create an answer file specifying unattended mode and organizational settings, and to specify domain time zone and installation settings for the answer file.
  • define the requirements for the Remote Installation Services (RIS) component, list the steps for installing RIS after the Windows 2000 Server Setup, and identify how to remotely install applications using a remote boot disk.
  • configure and use Remote Installation Services (RIS).
  • recognize problems that may arise during installation and how to resolve them.
  • recognize the benefits, features, and tools of the Windows NT 4.0 Service Packs, and identify how to install different service packs and set roaming user profiles.
  • identify the benefits and documentation requirements of streamlining the directory service, and recognize how to consolidate user accounts and groups.
  • identify the primary communication protocol for Windows 2000, recognize the roles of IP addresses, subnets, and gateways, and identify the function of DNS.
  • determine client computer hardware capabilities and upgrade requirements, and define the disk image copying process.
  • identify the preparatory steps required for hardware and user environment configuration in readiness for the migration process to Windows 2000.
  • identify necessary procedures in preparing a network for migration to Windows 2000.
  • recognize what preparations are necessary before upgrading a server to Windows 2000.
  • identify the upgrade requirements for the client computers’ operating systems, hardware and software, and complete the upgrade steps.
  • recognize how to upgrade member servers, identify the steps taken in the Active Directory Installation Wizard to upgrade to a domain controller, and identify the tasks you should perform after configuring and upgrading a server.
  • migrate a user account, view a log file, and create a report for a summary of the completed migration operation.