Windows 2000





Windows 2000 is an operating system for use on both client and server computers. It is the successor to Windows NT 4.0, and is the last version of Microsoft Windows to display the "Windows NT" designation. Four editions of Windows 2000 were released (Professional, Server, Advanced Server, and Datacenter Server) that shared a core set of features, including many system utilities such as the Microsoft Management Console. All versions of the operating system support NTFS 3.0, Encrypting File System, as well as basic and dynamic disk storage. The Windows 2000 Server family includes support for Active Directory services, Distributed File System and fault-redundant storage volumes.

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I don't have xcopy for Windows 2000.

I want to write a super simple DOS bat file to do this daily:
1) Copy all files in C:/SourceDirectory and in C:/SourceDirectory2 to D:/DestinationDirectory that are created or modified after and including June 1, 2017.
2) Create a copy of  D:/DestinationDirectory and rename it as DestinationDirectory_MMDDYY where MMDDYY is the current month, day and year.

How do I do this?
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right now we have a task to relocate SQL 2000 (long time ago, I can't remember how to do it...) from a Windows 2000 server to Windows 2003 server so that we can apply security patch on Windows 2003 for any new virus attack.

anyone still remember how to move system DBs and user DBs from one SQL 2000 to another SQL 2000 ?
We have an old ERP system that has to run on W2K 2000, and clients use terminal services to access it.  I had to reinstall everything, and can't figure out how we got TS Licensing to work before, since we are running Small Business Server 2011 and the terminal server can't be a domain controller.  Also, the W2K terminal server is running on a virtual machine in Hyper-V on a Win 2008 Server.  So the two servers in our domain are SBS2011 and Win 2008, aside from virtual machine.  I was playing around with the TS licensing on Win2K, trying to figure out how we got this to work before, and was able to connect to SBS2011 (it felt like this was what we did before, even though it doesn't make sense).  As you can see in the attached screenshot, it picked up Existing W2K Server TS per device.  When I right-click and select Install Licenses, it tells me the licensing wizard cannot connect to the license server.  But then the activation status changes from unknown to activated.  When I close the TS Licensing window and reopen it, I have to go through the whole process again.  

Has anyone done this before?  Any thoughts?

Windows 2000 Advanced Server won't start up.  Every time I reboot I get this same error message.

How do I get pass this screen?
We have an old Windows 2000 PC and are attempting to virtualize it.
I run VMware's Converter software and it clones the machine onto a network drive without issue.

However, when I try to power it on, I get a BSOD stating:
Error - STOP 0X0000007B
Inaccessible Boot Device

If I do a "repair" of Windows 2000, the system boots up normally but a very critical piece of (old) software no longer works.
For some reason, I think the repair is what's causing this program to no longer work as expected.

So I'm wondering if someone here can help me troubleshoot this issue so I can boot up the VM without needing to do a repair.

Thanks in advance.
When I try to promote a Server 2012 R2 to DC, I get the following error:

Verification of replica failed.  The forest functional level is Windows 2000.  To install a Windows Server 2012 R2 domain controller, the forest functional level must be Windows Server 2003 or higher.

The existing domain is on a Server 2003 for Small Business Server.

I have run Adprep.exe /forestPrep and Adprep.exe /domainPrep /gpPrep successfully.

Active Directory Domains and Trusts indicates the current functional level is Windows Server 2003
Hi All,

I had a windiws 95 hard drive fail last week due to bad sectors.  I was able to recover the data, but the new disk won't boot.  I've got a start up floppy disk which let's me get me to a command prompt.  When I try to run window it says incorrect version of dos.  I guess it's using the version on the floppy disk.

Any idea how I can update it?

Running Virtual Box version 4.2.18 r88780 on a computer whose operating system is Windows 7 Pro.
So the host o/s is Windows 7 and the guest o/s is Windows 2000.
Everything has been running well for over 2 years.

The problem:
 The user clicks on the green start arrow.  They briefly see the Windows 2000 professional introduction screen.
  A greenish colored  box appears over the  Windows 2000 professional introduction screen and slowly retreats then nothing happens.  This behavior just started today (April 1)

  The user sees the Windows 2000 startup screen with the rectangle odometer at the bottom.  Usually, the rectangle gets filled with a blue line as the Windows 2000 o/s starts.  But now nothing happens.

This problem just started.  Nothing has been changed on the host operating system.  No new programs have been added.   No drivers have been changed.

I'm not sure if the problem is with Virtual box, the Windows 2000 operating system or something else.

How would you troubleshoot this problem?
Found there is one AD account which it logoff by itself eachtime after certain period.

Event ID 7002 and 10010 found captured during the auto logoff
In Window Server 2012, I can see a shared folder on a Windows 2000 server, but I need to create a shared folder on Window Server 2012 that can be seen from the Windows 2000 Server.

This shared folder must be secured and only the administrator of Server 2012 and 2000 can see it.  How can I set up this shared folder on Windows Server 2012?
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Hi Team,

I have a situation here whereby if one of specific services not not started, the server need to be rebooted with a condition, it only allowed to reboot on specific time, which is the server only can be rebooted every 2nd wednesday 5-6 am.

how to schedule this in command prompt so that can be save as a batch file
I'm trying to get a Win 2000 DC retired. My network has three servers:1) Windows 2000 DC, 2) Windows 2008 R2 file server (not a DC right now) and 3) a brand new Win 2012 R2 server. My goal is to promote the 2008 server to DC temporarily then get the 2012 server promoted, then toss both old servers into the trash. The problem is that when I do adprep /forestprep on the 2000 server, it does nothing.
I looked at ADSI Edit, and there seems to be some servers listed in the OU=Domain Controllers section that no longer exist. I didn't know if this was contributing to my problem and whether or not I should delete the other DCs listed there.

Further info: This network only has about 20 users and two or three shares, which everyone has access to, so I'm not sure whether starting from scratch would be easier than migrating.

I require to upload a simple batch file to reboot a server after 3 attempt services recovery option failed.

This is windows 2008 server

However i found the option is grey out

Please refer attachment.

How may i enable the option
Hi Experts,

I need to upgrade the windows 2000 OS to windows 2003 os,( I need to upgrade 2003, because, applications will not work on 2008).
It is the VM server, could you please guide what are all the things need to consider, and what are all the steps need to follow.
My client has an old domain controller running Windows 2000. There are a couple other servers that run Server 2008 R2, but the DC has stayed on the Windows 2000 machine. I just purchased a Dell 460 with Server 2012 R2 on it and I'd like to move the DC role to the new server. As I understand, there's no migration path, but I was wondering how i should proceed. I had a couple of thoughts on how to do this:
1. Have the new server join the existing domain then promote it to the DC and 'demote' the old DC?
2. Should I establish a whole new domain (can it be named the same thing as the old?) and then maybe take the client PCs off the domain and re-join the new domain perhaps with the old DC offline.

There are about 20 client PCs, so it wouldn't be a huge deal if I had to re-join them all to a new domain.
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I need to run a VBScript in some servers and obtain the recomended value highlighted.
In I just learned that I had done what DrKlahn had done long ago:
I upgraded a Windows 2000 Pro system from 125GB HD to 250GB HD.
The Registry edit for 48-bit LBA isn't there.  Fortunately the data size remains at 109GB.

First it appears that I have to find if the BIOS is 48-bit LBA compatible from:

The motherboard is Intel Black Lake D865PERL and the BIOS is AMI BIOS AMI BIOS 08.00.10 of 04/02/04 and I've not yet found the information to do that confirmation.
ANY HELP with this would be great!!

Assuming it's confirmed, then here is my plan:

1) make sure I have an image of the originall 125GB hard drive.
2) Do the registry edit.
3) Install the new hard drive and format it.
4) Restore the image to the new hard drive.

Sound good?
Hi All

I have a client with the antiquated accounting system Sage MAS 500 running on Sql Server 2000, run on Windows server 2000 which they use only for archive lookup purposes now since they moved their accounting to Quickbooks recently. The desktop client that accesses this system runs on XP.

Since there is  trove of accounting and business information that couldn't be converted to Quickbooks,  the MS Server 2000/MAS 500 system has been kept alive and queried for historical client/job information from the XP client.

I have visualized the XP client to allow the business users to access the old accounting system from within the virtual machine.

I would like to also virtualize the Server 2000/MAS 500, SQL Server 2000 system so we can loose all of the antiquated accounting system hardware and just run the VMs for these archive lookups.

I've never virtualized Server 2000, and wondering the best way to do this to allow this plan to be accomplished.

Ideas, suggestions and guidance for this effort would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks All.


I have a much older Compaq machine that is running Windows 2000 with a 5.25" and a 3.5" floppy drives as well as an old SCSI drive.  It is networked for external access. I keep the system mainly for utilizing the floppy drives.  

My question: should I ever turn the machine off?  I want to maximize the life of the old system, so which is better - turning it on/off as needed or simply allow it to remain on, darn near forever?  It's been running 24/7 for quite a few years and I'm tempted to just let it continue.  Yeah, I reboot it now and then, but the power stays on - even thru blackouts, with my UPS and backup generator.


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I want to delete all Word documents (.doc) and text documents (.txt) in a network directories, how to do that?
Dear Experts,

My windows 2000 server is not coming online, when we contacted the HP, they suggested to do the OS repair from CD.
please suggest, can I mount the win 2000 image in the virtual cd and do the repair?

or It is required to insert the CD into the physical drive  to repair?

and also please provide me the os repair steps.
Hi Experts,

The windows server 2000 is continuously reboots, after stays 30 secs to 1 mins in the login screen, and gives a message that,  at leaset
one service or driver failed during the start up,Use evnet viewer to examine the event log.
Again it starts rebooting. Please suggest how to fix this issue, issue seems to be any hardware/hare drive related.
please help.
Hi, we have an old Windows 2000 server. We are in the midst of trying to buy a new machine and upgrade the Windows 2000 AD to either Windows 2008 or Windows 2012. Most likely Windows 2008. I was going install AD on the Windows 2008/2012 machine and then let the server replicate the AD data to the new Windows server machine. Then I was going to promote the new machine to domain controller and decommission the old Windows 200 server. However, I've been told you can go from Windows 2000 to Windows 2008. You have to first migrate to Windows 2003 and then go to Windows 2008 or 2012. Is this true?  Or can I do as planned and load Active Directory Domain Services and let the data replicate from the Win 2000 server to my new server?

A customer can't delete a file.

The error we get.

Remove-Item : Der Pfad "C:\Users\test\Downloads\nre  WG  Wichtige Informationen zur Umstellung der Telefonie in ihrem Amt am 08 06 2016 im Zuge des" kann nicht gefunden
werden, da er nicht vorhanden ist.In Zeile:1 Zeichen:1
+ Remove-Item "nre  WG  Wichtige Informationen zur Umstellung der Telefonie in ihr ...
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : ObjectNotFound: (C:\Users\test\D...016 im Zuge des:String) [Remove-Item], ItemNotFoundException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : PathNotFound,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.RemoveItemCommand

Possible problem:
- I think the filename is too long

What we already tried:
- To take ownership => failed
- To delete the file as an Administrator => failed

The file size is 0 and then it has no extension (so this is only a icon?). Any idea how to delete this file without deleting the profile?

Many thanks in advance.
Is it possible to image, or move a physical Windows 2000 Server (along with installed application) to a VMware vsphere server?
The reason is an app is running on our Windows 2000 server and we need the data from the application which is running on the windows 2000 box and to move everything to new hardware.

I was hoping that some sort of DR software or imaging software would do the trick.


Windows 2000





Windows 2000 is an operating system for use on both client and server computers. It is the successor to Windows NT 4.0, and is the last version of Microsoft Windows to display the "Windows NT" designation. Four editions of Windows 2000 were released (Professional, Server, Advanced Server, and Datacenter Server) that shared a core set of features, including many system utilities such as the Microsoft Management Console. All versions of the operating system support NTFS 3.0, Encrypting File System, as well as basic and dynamic disk storage. The Windows 2000 Server family includes support for Active Directory services, Distributed File System and fault-redundant storage volumes.

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