Windows 2000 (W2K) is a est commercial version of Microsoft’s evolving Windows operating system. Previously called Windows NT 5.0, Microsoft emphasizes that Windows 2000 is evolutionary and “Built on NT Technology.” Windows 2000 is designed to appeal to small business and professional users as well as to the more technical and larger business market for which the NT was designed.
The Windows 2000 product line consists of four products:
- Windows 2000 Professional
- Windows 2000 Server
- Windows 2000 Advanced Server
- Windows 2000 Datacenter Server