Can I bore the newgroup by asking for the exact steps to
do a 'clean
install' of win2k server over my win2k professional?
I am very green with regards software installation and
network issues and I want to get it
right the first time (I know, a dream!). I find the MS
confusing and sometimes completely intimidating. They seem
aimed at highly
experienced users for which I can understand.
But, I just need a server edition up and running with
minimal requirements and reestablish network connections
to an existing workgroup. I will only be using the server
edition for development purposes - nothing else at the
These are the main questions that are plagueing me:
1. Can I start boot up disk from within win2k pro - will
the cd auto clean
2. I am mystified by partitions. I know that Server works
best with NTFS
right, but I don't know how to go about it. With the CD
provide a default I
can use and will this default - in your opinion - be
robust. I will be
using sql server 2000, visual studio, photoshop - only for
3. I have hear of per seat etc - and that this will be
asked by what exactly
do I put here or what can of questions can I expect.?
4. I am currently part of a small company and belong to a
workgroup. I don't
really need the fancy functionality of DNS, Domains etc
(at least not yet -
i think!). I just need to the server up and running; get
my network and
dial-up settings reestablished. What should I do during
the installation to
acheive this aim. I am concerned about 'Domain'
vs 'Workgroup' questions -
how do I approach this?
5. My computer currently has a name and is seen by the
network. Will I
assign the same name during installation or do I have to
do it later.
Relates to question 4.
6. I am doing this on a IBM Thinkpad T23 Laptop with 20
Gigs space; 256 mb
ram; 1000 mhz cpu. Are there any known issues with re:
SERVER. Literture is scarce to non-existent. I have
posted this query on
the IBM site too.
7. Any other curve balls a 'green' installer should be
Your advice is very much appreciated and I'm sure their
are other newcomers
who would also welcome this focused advice.
Thanking you in advance
ps: I did find a good intro to this subject on:
pps: here is question from another newsgroup which I
illustrates part of my problem - which option do I choose
PER SEAT / LICENSE
Can anyone tell me how to actually go about converting
licenses from per server to per seat? Do I need to do
this on each Win2k server or just the DCs? What about Win
NT boxes that are on the network in the Win2K AD domain?
Heres what they say I need and I appear to have:
Computer/Processor 133 MHz or higher Pentium-compatible
Memory 256 megabytes (MB) of RAM recommended minimum [128
MB minimum supported; 4 gigabytes (GB) maximum]
Hard Disk 2 GB hard disk with a minimum of 1.0 GB free
space. (Additional free hard disk space is required if you
are installing over a network.)
CPU Support Windows 2000 Server supports up to four CPUs
on one machine