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These resources are referenced in the Windows Resource Kits and lead to information that is useful to Windows users. The links are listed alphabetically, exactly as they appear in the Resource Kits.

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ACPIAdvanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) is an open industry specification that defines a flexible and extensible interface that allows system designers to select appropriate cost/feature trade-offs for power management.
ActiveX Data ObjectsActiveX Data Objects 2.8 Start Page on MSDN.
Active DirectoryActive Directory home page provides information about designing, deploying, and monitoring Active Directory for managing Windows networks.
Active Directory ArchitectureThis site provides an overview of key Active Directory-related terms and concepts.
Active Directory Branch Office Planning GuideA guide to help network managers, system integrators, and consultants involved in Active Directory branch office implementations.
Active Directory Client ExtensionsThis site offers information on extensions that allow the Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows NT 4.0 operating systems to take advantage of features provided by the Windows 2000 Active Directory directory service.
Active Directory Disaster Recovery (.doc)The Active Directory Disaster Recovery white paper contains valuable information about Active Directory back up and restore operations and how to recover Active Directory after you encounter database corruption or data corruption.
Active Directory in Networks Segmented by FirewallsBest practice recommendations for deploying domain controllers in segmented networks in a manner that supports client authentication, secure resource access by clients, and domain controller replication through the firewall.
Active Directory Migration Tool (Windows 2000)Information on extensions that allow the Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows NT 4.0 operating systems to take advantage of features provided by the Windows 2000 Active Directory.
Active Directory Programmer's GuideMicrosoft publication for people who work with the Active Directory directory service.
Active Directory Sizer ToolDownload the Windows 2000 Active Directory Sizer Tool, which allows you to estimate the hardware required for deploying Active Directory in your organization.
ActivePerlDownload ActivePerl, ActiveState's quality-assured distribution of Perl, available for Linux, Solaris, and Windows. ActiveState provides the ActivePerl pagkages free to the Perl community.
Active Server PagesThis section on MSDN Library introduces Active Server Pages, explains the basic concepts of scripting with Active Server Pages, and discusses more complex application issues, such as how to maintain state.
Adding Sites to the Enhanced Security Configuration ZonesInformation about how to add sites to security zones in the enhanced security configuration.
ADMT CookbookA guide to help network managers, system integrators, and consultants plan for a successful migration from Windows NT 4.0 to Windows 2000 Active Directory.
ADSI SDKActive Directory Service Interfaces (ADSI) documentation in the Platform SDK.
Application DeploymentA white paper that describes how to use Microsoft products and tools to deploy applications.
Application Specification DownloadGuidelines to help developers create applications for Windows 2000.
AppSenseAppSense Application Manager enables you to lock down your servers and desktops by preventing the use of unauthorized applications, and allows you to manage software licensing and application information.
Ask Dr. InternationalAn online column devoted to internationalization and related issues.
ASP.NETThis section on MSDN Library includes technical articles about this set of technologies in the Microsoft .NET Framework for building Web applications and XML Web Services.
Astronomical Applications Department of the United States Naval ObservatoryInformation about Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the universal standard for the worldwide system of time.
ATM ForumAn international nonprofit organization with the objective of accelerating the use of Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) products and services through a rapid convergence of interoperability specifications.
ATM Name System Specification Version 1.0ATM Name System (ANS) is an extension to the Internet Engineering Task Force’s (IETF) Domain Name System (DNS). Note: this FTP link might not work on older browsers.
Best Practice Active Directory Design for Managing Windows NetworksGuides for all the tasks and decisions needed to develop an Active Directory design to manage Windows networks.
Best Practices: Active Directory Forest RecoveryThis paper provides best practice recommendations for recovering an Active Directory forest if forest-wide failure has rendered all domain controllers in the forest incapable of functioning.
CAPICOMAn introduction to CAPICOM, a new security technology from Microsoft that allows Microsoft Visual Basic, Visual Basic Script, ASP, and C++ programmers to easily incorporate digital signing and encryption into their applications.
Certified for WindowsInformation about Windows certification for enterprise and desktop applications.
Change and Configuration Management Deployment GuideImplement desktop change and configuration management through deployment of the IntelliMirror and Remote Operating System Installation features of Windows 2000.
Check Hardware and Software CompatibilityCheck hardware and software for compatibility with Windows 2000.
CIFS/E Browser ProtocolThis document specifies version 1.15 of the browsing protocol.
CitrixSoftware products and services that provide access to any device, over any network to any application or information source.
ClonePrincipal toolClonePrincipal is a Windows Support Tool. This Web page tells you where to find Windows Support Tools and how to install them.
CNET SharewareDownload shareware programs from more than a dozen downloadable software directories.
Collaboration Data ObjectsDocumentation about Collaboration Data Objects (CDO) for Windows 2000 in the MSDN Library and the Platform SDK.
Collaboration Data Objects RoadmapThis document provides a roadmap for developers for the CDO API, in the Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server timeframe. This document covers the versions of CDO shipping in the Microsoft Windows 2000 and Exchange 2000 Server products.
Common CriteriaInformation about the Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation.
Compatibility Considerations and Version ChangesThis document describes changes between versions of the .NET Framework that might affect the backward or forward compatibility of your application. Information is also provided about the types of changes that can cause incompatibilities, ways to modify your application to work around incompatibilities, and how to test and run your application on different versions of the .NET Framework.
Configuring and Using International Support of the MultiLanguage Version of Windows Operating SystemsDocuments to help guide you through the process of setting up and configuring your system to use whichever languages and regional settings you need.
Creating a Custom Logging ModuleProvides information about creating and installing a custom logging module in IIS.
Custom Logging Module Interface ReferenceProvides reference information about the COM interfaces around which the IIS logging architecture is built, the IlogPlugin, IlogPluginEx, ILogUIPlugin, and ILogScripting interfaces.
DataquestHome page for Dataquest.
Debugging ToolsDownload debugging tools and documentation.
Deploying Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server Service Pack 2 ClustersThis white paper discusses planning, creating, monitoring, and maintaining Exchange 2000 Server clusters running on the Windows 2000 Server operating system.
Deploying Windows Installer Setup Packages with Systems Management Server 2.0Home page for Microsoft Windows Installer, an installation technology that streamlines the application installation process and offers continued resiliency for applications.
Deployment Lab ScenariosDeployment Lab Scenarios show how Windows 2000 was deployed in a network that simulates a large corporation and the Internet.
Designed for Windows Logo ProgramThis site contains information about obtaining the Designed for Windows logo for hardware and software.
Diagnostic Solutions GuideAn interactive system that helps you find TechNet articles relevant to your Windows 2000 and Windows NT problems.
Directory of Windows 2000 ApplicationsSearch for software compatibility with Windows 2000.
DirectXThe MSDN Online DirectX Developer Center, which has extensive information about Microsoft DirectX.
Distributed COM with FirewallsProvides information on how to configure the Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) to work through a firewall.
DLL Help DatabaseThis site provides information about DLL files that ship with selected Microsoft products.
Domain Migration CookbookA guide to help network managers, system integrators, and consultants plan for a successful migration from Windows NT 4.0 to Windows 2000 Active Directory.
Domain Name System (DNS) CenterInformation about building, deploying, and using a DNS infrastructure. Includes links to white papers, training, and Knowledge Base articles.
Driver Development KitsProvides the most current public releases of the Driver Development Kits (DDKs) for the Windows family of operating systems.
Driver Signing and File ProtectionThis site provides information about driver signing and system file protection on Microsoft Windows operating systems.
Dynamic Update ProcedureThis article describes how to use Dynamic Update in unattended installations. It includes procedures for downloading the Dynamic Update package from the Windows Update corporate catalog, processing the files, and setting up the installation.
Eastman Chemical CompanyA case study of a Windows 2000 deployment at the Eastman Chemical Company.
E-mail Notification ServiceA free e-mail notification service that Microsoft uses to send information to subscribers about the security of Microsoft products.
Emergency Management Services DesignLinks to white papers and other technical resources about "headless server" and out-of-band management hardware requirements, guidelines, and standards.
Encrypting File System for Windows 2000Technical overview of the encrypting file system (EFS) that is included in Windows 2000 operating system.
Exchange ServerClearinghouse of resources to help you deploy, maintain, and support Microsoft Exchange Server.
Exporting Microsoft ProductsProvides detailed information on the export control status of Microsoft products.
Extensible Firmware InterfaceInformation about the Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI).
File ServicesInformation about new and updated file services in Windows Server 2003.
File Services Community CenterResources about Windows file server technologies, including newsgroups and links to other sites.
Free Tool DownloadsDownload the Windows 2000 Resource Kit software tools listed on this page for free and install them on your computer.
FrontPage 2002 Server Ext Support CenterLink to the FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions Support Center, which is provided by Microsoft Product Support Services. Includes sections on top issues, how-to articles, and additional resources.
FullArmor Corp.Develop and manage Group Policy objects in Windows 2000 with the FAZAM 2000 tool available from FullArmor Corp.
Geographically Dispersed ClustersThis white paper discusses multi-site Network Load Balancing and server cluster configurations, and describes how to deploy multi-site solutions.
Global Software Development List of Locale IDs and Language GroupsThis site lists Locale IDs (LCIDs) and Locale ID:Input Locale combinations for use in unattended installations.
Global Software Development Windows 2000 FAQFrequently asked questions about international versions of Windows 2000.
Global Software Development Windows CodepagesThis site contains links to graphical representations, and textual listings, of each of the Windows codepages.
Globalization: Step-by-StepInformation about how to globalize an application.
Group Policy Management ConsoleInformation about the new Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) tool, a single solution for managing all Group Policy-related tasks. For a free download of GPMC, see the Microsoft Download Center link on this page.
Group Policy Management Console White PaperA white paper that documents the functionality in the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC).
Group Policy Object Settings SpreadsheetThis spreadsheet provides a comprehensive list of the default Group Policy object settings, with information about which settings are new for Windows XP Professional.
Hardware DevelopmentThe Windows Driver and Hardware Development site provides tools, information, and services for driver developers and hardware designers who create products that work with Windows operating systems.
Hardware Driver QualityLook for products with the "Designed for Windows Logo" in the Windows Catalog.
Hardware UpdateThis site is no longer available. Try searching for the information you need at the Microsoftwebsite.
High AvailabilityThis site is no longer available. Try searching for the information you need at the Microsoft TechNetwebsite.
HFNetChkDefines and provides a download link for the HFNetChk tool.
High Encryption PackDownload the 128-bit high encryption pack for domain controllers running Windows 2000.
How to Encrypt Offline FilesWhite paper that presents information about encrypting the Offline Files cache and developing strategies for protecting and recovering data and using Windows XP.
HTML ApplicationsIntroduction to HTML Applications (HTAs) in MSDN Library.
ICANNHome page for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
IEEE 1394Home page for the IEEE 1394 community, which contains IEEE 1394 reference information.
IIS Lockdown ToolProvides templates for the major IIS-dependant Microsoft products. IIS Lockdown Wizard version 2.1 works by turning off unnecessary features, thereby reducing attack surface available to attackers.
IIS Status CodesProvides descriptions of what is indicated by the numeric IIS status codes.
Implementing Common Desktop Management ScenariosThis white paper describes six scenarios for using IntelliMirror, one of the key Change and Configuration Management technologies provided in the Windows 2000 operating system.
Implementing Profiles and Policies for Windows NT 4.0This paper provides those who are planning Microsoft Windows NT version 4.0-based deployments with information on how to design their Windows NT 4.0-based networks in anticipation of Windows 2000 Server-based planning objectives.
Implementing Registry-Based Group PolicyProvides details about building a custom .adm file.
Implementing Registry-Based PolicyProvides information about writing custom templates.
Information Sciences InstituteISI is involved in a broad spectrum of information processing research and in the development of advanced computer and communication technologies.
Input and HID TechnologyInformation about Human Interface Devices (HID) technology and links to additional papers and resources.
InstallShield for Windows InstallerHome page for InstallShield Software Corporation.
IntelliMirror Tips and Tricks
Tips and tricks to make full use of IntelliMirror features.
International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
The International Electrotechnical Commission is the international standards and conformity assessment body for all fields of electrotechnology.
International Technology Information Library (ITIL)
Documentation of best practices for IT Service management.
International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
Home page for the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Includes a complete list of country and region codes to use for telephony.
Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA)An index of assigned Internet numbers.
Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Internet Multicast Addresses
Host Extensions for IP multicasting [RFC 1112] specifies the extensions required of a host implementation of the Internet Protocol (IP) to support multicasting.
Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Port NumbersAn index of assigned port numbers. The port numbers are divided into three ranges: the Well Known Ports, the Registered Ports, and the Dynamic and/or Private Ports.
Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Protocol NumbersAn index of assigned Internet Protocol numbers.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is an open international community of network designers, operators, vendors, and researchers concerned with the evolution of Internet architecture and the smooth operation of the Internet.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS)Home page for the IETF RADIUS working group.
Internet Explorer Object ModelThe Internet Explorer Object Model documentation in the MSDN Library.
Internet Protocol Security (IPSec)Information from Microsoft about Internet Protocol security (IPSec).
InterNICProvides information about Internet domain name registration services and an updated list of accredited registrars.
IPv6This site contains links to a variety of introductory overviews on IPv6 technology, information on Microsoft implementations, and additional resources.
ISA ServerInformation about Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server.
Licensing Programs for EnterprisesMicrosoft Licensing comprises several programs designed to meet the needs of Enterprise customers.
Load Balancing COM+ ComponentsTechNet white paper that includes information about how Component Load Balancing (CLB) clusters can be used with Microsoft Application Center 2000.
Locales and LanguageThe professional developer's site for software globalization information.
Mactopia Downloads: Remote Desktop Connection ClientRemote Desktop Connection Client for Macintosh allows you to connect to a Windows-based computer and work with programs and files on that computer from your Macintosh computer.
Management ServicesInformation about desktop management, IntelliMirror management technologies, Remote OS Installation, and related features that allow companies to configure, secure, and guarantee services across a network.
MBSADefines and provides a download link for the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) tool.
Message QueuingThis site describes Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ) technology that enables applications on different systems to communicate with each other.
Microsoft 802.1X Authentication ClientAn overview of Microsoft 802.1X Authentication Client, a free download that enables computers running Windows 2000 to use the IEEE 802.1X standard to authenticate network connections.
Microsoft AccessibilityInformation about how to meet the needs and preferences of people with varying degrees of physical ability.
Microsoft Character Code ReferenceA list of links to graphical representations, and textual listings, of each of the Windows code pages. Profile CenterSite where you can register to receive many services, including free newlsetters; free or discounted services and products; and premium content and special features.
Microsoft Download CenterThe Download Center provides several ways for you to find downloads, depending on what you're looking for. You can choose from lists of the most popular and featured Microsoft downloads.
Microsoft Font Properties Extension UtilityDownload a font properties extension that displays useful information about font properties, such as font origination and copyright, the type sizes to which hinting and smoothing are applied, and the code pages supported by extended character sets.
Microsoft Global Software DevelopmentInformation about creating world-ready software.
Microsoft Global Software Development: Windows Code pagesLinks to graphical representations, and textual listings, of each of the Windows code pages.
Microsoft Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK)
A tool kit for customizing and distributing Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Microsoft ISO 8859 Code Reference
A list of links to graphical representations, and textual listings, of each of the ISO 8859 character sets.
Microsoft Knowledge Base
Technical support information and self-help tools for Microsoft products.
Microsoft L2TP/IPSec VPN ClientMicrosoft site with a free download and information about Layer Two Tunneling Protocol with Internet Protocol security (L2TP/IPSec) VPN Client.
Microsoft LicensingInformation about Microsoft Volume Licensing programs and how to enter Microsoft Volume Licensing agreements.
Microsoft .NET PassportProvides a central resource for information about Microsoft .NET Passport.
Microsoft Networking and CommunicationsInformation about Windows 2000 networking and communication services.
Microsoft OEM Code ReferenceA list of links to graphical representations, and textual listings, of each of the Windows OEM codepages.
Microsoft Office Resource KitHome page of the Microsoft Office Resource Kit.
Microsoft Office UpdateMicrosoft Office home page, including updates and information for Microsoft Office users.
Microsoft Official CurriculumHands-on technical training courses developed by Microsoft to educate computer professionals who develop, support, and implement solutions by using Microsoft technology.
Microsoft Online SupportOnline support and service packs for Windows 2000.
Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF)A collection of best practices, principles, and models used for Microsoft products and technologies.
Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM)Product overview and technical documentation on Microsoft Operations Manager.
Microsoft Platform SDKA location from where you can install the Platform SDK, which includes developer documentation of current and emerging Microsoft technologies.
Microsoft Platform SDK: Windows Installer (MSI) RedistributableDownload center for the Windows Installer redistributable program.
Microsoft Product Support ServicesLinks to Microsoft support sites and other technical resources.
Microsoft Proxy ServerThis site is no longer available. Try searching for the information you need at the Microsoftwebsite.
Microsoft SecurityA list of security-related issues with Microsoft products.
Microsoft Security AdvisorA list of security-related issues with Microsoft products.
Microsoft Security Response CenterExplains how the Microsoft Security Response Center determines how patches are designated as critical, medium, or low security.
Microsoft SharePoint Products and TechnologiesInformation about Microsoft technologies that facilitate information sharing within organizations and over the Internet.
Microsoft SNA ServerThe reliable platform for host integration.
Microsoft Solutions FrameworkA flexible, interrelated series of concepts, models, and best practices that lays the foundation for planning, building, and managing technology projects.
Microsoft Solutions Framework Team Model v. 3.1Describes the approach of the Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF) Team Model to structuring people and their activities for project success. The model defines roles, functional areas, responsibilities, and guidance that help team members reach their goals in the project lifecycle.
Microsoft Strategic Technology Protection Program (STPP)Explains Microsoft's security initiatives for Windows platforms.
Microsoft Systems ArchitectureInformation about the standardized enterprise-class data center architectures developed by Microsoft and industry partners under the Microsoft Systems Architecture (MSA) program.
Microsoft Systems Management ServerMicrosoft Systems Management Server version 2.0 provides a new integrated setup program, new interfaces and tools, and key enhancements to security, inventory, software distribution, and monitoring.
Microsoft Systems Management Server Technical DetailsIn-depth content to expand your technical knowledge about the Microsoft Systems Management Server.
Microsoft TechNetInsights and answers for IT professionals.
Microsoft TechNet SecuritySecurity bulletins and patches from Microsoft TechNet.
Microsoft Training and CertificationTraining and certification in Microsoft products.
Microsoft TypographyThe Microsoft Typography group researches and develops fonts and font technologies, and supports the development of TrueType fonts by independent type vendors.
Microsoft Visual BasicProduct information, technical information, samples and downloads.
Microsoft Visual Studio InstallerHome page of Microsoft Visual Studio Installer; a graphical tool that simplifies the creation of application setup programs for distribution to single user or enterprise-wide desktops.
Microsoft Windows 2000 ServerWindows 2000 Server home page.
Microsoft Windows 2000 Training and CertificationTraining and certification for Microsoft products.
Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility ListList of hardware that is compatible with Windows.
Microsoft Windows Hardware Quality LabInformation about hardware functionality across Windows operating systems.
Microsoft Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)SDKWindows Management Instrumentation (WMI) documentation in the Platform SDK.
Microsoft Windows NetMeeting Resource KitNetMeeting Resource Kit provides information to help administrators and information systems professionals understand, customize, deploy, and support NetMeeting in an organization.
MIDI Manufacturers AssociationMIDI Manufacturers Association (MMA) is the source for information on MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) technology, where companies work together to create the standards upon which MIDI compatibility is built.
Migrating from Proxy Server 2.0Information about migrating from Microsoft Proxy Server 2.0 to Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server.
Migrating GPOs Across Domains by Using GPMCA technical article about moving Group Policy Objects (GPOs) from one domain to another using Microsoft Group Policy Management Console (GPMC).
Migration of Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP Platform to Windows 2000This paper discusses migration issues for LAMP-based sites that are being moved to Microsoft Windows 2000.
Migration Tip: Migrate MailboxesInformation on Migrating Mailboxes from an Exchange Server 5.5 Organization to a separate Exchange 2000 Organization.
MSDN LibraryMSDN Library is an essential resource for developers using Microsoft tools, products, and technologies. It contains technical programming information, including sample code, documentation, technical articles, and reference guides.
MSDN OnlineEssential resources for developers.
MSDN Online Web WorkshopLatest information about Internet technologies, including reference material and in-depth articles on all aspects of website design and development.
MSDN Scripting ClinicThe Windows Script page on MSDN is a comprehensive site dedicated to Microsoft's scripting technologies. Includes a link to the Scripting Clinic with sample scripts.
MultiLanguage VersionIncludes a complete list of the localized language versions of Windows 2000.
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)Working with industry to develop and apply technology, measurements, and standards.
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)Internet Time ServersThe NIST Internet Time Service (ITS) allows users to synchronize computer clocks via the Internet. The service responds to time requests from any Internet client in several formats including the DAYTIME, TIME, and NTP protocols.
NetWare Interoperability (Windows NT 4.0)Information on interoperability and add-on services provided with Microsoft Services for NetWare.
NetWare Interoperability (Windows 2000)Information on interoperability and add-on services provided with Microsoft Services for NetWare.
Network Load Balancing Technical OverviewThis white paper provides a technical overview of Network Load Balancing.
Network Time ProtocolProvides the latest information on Network Time Protocol (NTP) and other related clock synchronization products.
New Moon SystemsSoftware that makes central deployment and management of server-based applications simple, intelligent, and cost effective. Serving both enterprises and service providers, New Moon increases the efficiency of IT operations and improves business performance.
NovellHome page for Novell Corporation, Inc.
OEM CodepagesComplete list of OEM code pages and their associated code points for numeric keypad input.
Official U.S. TimeAccess the Official U.S. Time at this site.
OnNow Power ManagementInformation about computer power management using OnNow.
Open Database Connectivity (ODBC)The most widely used interface to relational data, ODBC is an open, vendor-neutral way to uniformly access data stored in different formats and database engines.
Optimizing Applications for Windows 2000 Terminal ServicesThis paper provides guidelines for ensuring that applications run well with Windows 2000 Terminal Services and Windows NT 4.0, Terminal Server Edition.
PC 99 System Design GuideInformation for engineers, managers and others in the personal computer and hardware peripheral industry who are interested in the personal computer design guideline projects.
PC DataHome page for PC Data.
PC Design GuidelinesInformation for engineers, managers, and others in the personal computer and hardware peripheral industry who are interested in the personal computer design guidelines projects.
Personal Online SupportTechnical support information about Microsoft consumer products.
Plug and PlaySpecifications for Plug and Play technology.
Porting 32-bit ApplicationsInformation about porting 32-bit applications to 64-bit operating systems.
Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) Specification (.pdf)This specification provides a uniform and consistent set of pre-boot protocol services within the client that ensure that network-based booting is accomplished through industry standard protocols used to communicate with the server.
Note: This link is a .pdf download that requires Adobe Acrobat Reader, available at the Adobe website.
Print ServicesProvides current information about printing in the Windows operating systems and contains downloads pertaining to Windows print services.
Redirecting Users and ComputersProvides information about using the Redirusr.exe and Redircomp.exe tools to redirect the Users and Computers containers to organizational units in Windows Server 2003 domains.
Remote Administration (HTML)ToolProvides procedures for remotely administering IIS by using the Remote Administration (HTML) Tool.
Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) Features and PerformanceThis white paper discusses the features and performance of Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP).
Remote Installation ScriptsVisit the Download Center to download a zip file containing scripts for tasks such as prestaging client computers, retrieving BIOS information, and changing boot file names.
Remote Installation Services (RIS)Information for administrators on how to use Remote Installation Services (RIS) to perform a clean installation of Windows XP Professional and other versions of Windows 2000 (excluding Windows 2000 Datacenter Server) on supported computers throughout their organization.
Remote NDISOverview and description of the Remote Network Driver Interface Specification (NDIS) from the Driver Development Kit (DDK).
Remote Procedure CallInformation about incorporating remote procedure calls into your client/server applications.
Request For Comments (RFC)Request for Comments website. Use this page to search for an RFC.
Resource Kit ToolsDownload site for Windows 2000 Server Resource Kit tools.
ResourceLinkThis site is no longer available. Try searching for the information you need at the Microsoft website.
RSA Data SecurityHome page for RSA Security, Inc.
Scripting GuidelinesProvides information about administrative scripting, including best practices for administrative scripting.
Scripting Solutions for System AdministrationProvides links to chapters about scripting technologies useful in managing core elements of a computing infrastructure.
SCSIHome page for the Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) Trade Association.
Securing Active Directory InstallationsBest Practices Guide that provides a set of security recommendations for Active Directory.
Security on MSDNGuides you to the core documentation, code samples, technical articles, and other resources you need for developing secure applications.
Security Response CenterExplains how the Microsoft Security Response Center determines how patches are designated as critical, medium, or low security.
Server Cluster (MSCS) Backup and Recovery Best PracticesThis document details cluster disaster scenarios and outlines methods of dealing with them effectively, which includes describing recovery options when there is a valid backup saveset and options when there is neither a saveset nor an ASR-compatible saveset.
Server Cluster (MSCS) Network Requirements and Best PracticesBased on deployment feedback, this document provides Server cluster requirements and best practices for the network infrastructure for Server clusters running Microsoft Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003.
Server Cluster (MSCS) Security Best PracticesThe document is split into two sections: security best practices for administrators who deploy and manage Server clusters; and for developers, how to build cluster-aware applications or applications that will be deployed on a cluster.
Server Clusters: Majority Node Sets (a.k.a. Quorum of Nodes)A full in-depth examination of majority node set cluster models, which are new to Windows Server 2003, including information on how to implement them.
Server Roles: The Application ServerThis site describes the Windows Server 2003 application server.
Services for UNIXInformation about Services for UNIX.
Session Directory and Load Balancing Using Terminal ServerThis white paper describes how to use load balancing, such as Network Load Balancing, with Terminal Server and Session Directory.
Shadow Copy Client DownloadDownload the shadow copy client for computers running Windows XP Professional and Windows 2000.
SharePoint Team Services Administrator's GuideThe SharePoint Team Services Administrator's Guide covers administrative tasks for both SharePoint Team Services and Microsoft FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions.
Smart Card AllianceNot-for profit, multi-industry association whose members are working to influence standards and public policy that are relevant to smart card adoption and implementation, and to serve as an educational resource and forum on issues surrounding smart cards.
SMS DownloadsTools, documentation, service packs, and other information that supports Microsoft Systems Management Server.
SMS Product InformationLink to information about Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS).
SNA ServerMicrosoft SNA Server 4.0 is an application integration platform that provides the best way to embrace Internet, intranet, and client/server technologies.
Software Development Kit (SDK) information in the MSDN LibraryResources for developers.
Software Restriction PoliciesA white paper that provides an in-depth look at software restriction policies.
Software Update ServicesA service to simplify the process of keeping Windows-based systems up-to-date with the latest critical software updates.
Software Update Services Deployment White PaperDescribes the deployment of Microsoft Software Update Services, a new tool for managing and distributing critical Windows patches that resolve known security vulnerabilities and other stability issues in Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 operating systems.
Software Update Services Download SiteProvides download links for the Software Update Services (SUS) server and client components.
SQL ServerSite that provides a clearinghouse of resources to help you deploy, maintain, and support Microsoft SQL Server.
SQL Server 2000 Failover ClusteringThis white paper provides information about deploying clustering solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2000.
Step-by-Step Guide to a Common Infrastructure for Windows 2000 Server DeploymentExplains how to build a common network infrastructure, beginning with the Windows 2000 Server operating system configured as a domain controller.
Step-by-Step Guide to Distributed File System (DFS)Contains step-by-step instructions on how to configure a DFS share to be accessible to clients.
Step-by-Step Guide to Kerberos 5 (krb5 1.0) InteroperabilityThis step-by-step guide examines the use of the Kerberos interoperability features with Windows 2000.
Step-by-Step Guide to User Data and User SettingsContains information about the User Data Management and User Settings Management features that are available in Windows 2000.
Storage ServicesInformation about the integrated storage services in Windows Server 2003.
Stretching Microsoft Server Clusters with Geo-DispersionTechNet article that provides an overview of the technologies that go into a geographically dispersed server cluster and discusses ways to implement a geographically dispersed cluster.
Sysdiff.exeUse this tool to pre-install applications as part of an automated setup, including applications that do not support scripted installation.
Systems Management Server (SMS) with the SUS Feature PackInformation about the Software Update Services (SUS) Feature Pack option for Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS).
Systems Management Server, Technical Resources for DeploymentInformation about best practices for deploying Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) as well as using it to deploy other software.
Tame SoftwareTame monitors all DOS applications running on the system, and allocates CPU resources efficiently so that applications get the CPU resources they need. Tame can automatically detect appropriate settings for most applications so that the system runs as smoothly as possible.
TCP/IP Boot DiskInformation on creating a boot disk that lets you boot a computer and access shared files across a TCP/IP network.
TechNetInsights and answers for IT professionals.
TechNet ColumnsProvides links to a number of columns--including Tales from the Script, the Cable Guy, and TechNet Top Questions--written by technology experts and updated regularly.
TechNet Script CenterSample scripts designed to run on Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003.
TechNet SecurityInsights and answers for IT professionals about security in Windows products.
Terminal Services: What's New in Terminal ServicesThis paper provides an overview of the benefits, new features, and improvements for Terminal Services in Windows Server 2008.
Terminal ServicesLearn more about Terminal Services, including service architecture, client licensing, remote administration, and optimizing applications for use with Terminal Services.
Terminal Services: Application InformationInformation about tested software applications for Windows 2000 Terminal Services. Or search for information at the Terminal Services website.
Terminal Services: Community CenterThis site is no longer available. Instead see the Remote Desktop Services (Windows Server 2008 R2) website.
Terminal Services: Planning and DesignInformation about capacity and migration planning, fine-tuning and customization, and appropriate training resources for Terminal Services.
Test Tracking SystemsA comprehensive resource for application development.
TimeServInformation about TimeServ, the time service used in Microsoft Windows NT 4.0.
Troubleshooting Certificate Status and RevocationProvides troubleshooting information about certificate revocation lists (CRLs)."
United States Commerce Department Bureau of Industry and SecurityProvides links to export administration regulations and lists.
United States Naval Observatory NTP Network Time ServersThis site provides locations and information about all United States Naval Observatory (USNO) operated GPS NTP time servers located throughout the United States.
USBInformation about Universal Serial Bus (USB).
User Data and Settings ManagementA white paper that provides detailed information about the IntelliMirror features for managing user data and user settings for Windows XP in a Windows 2000 environment.
User State Migration ToolFind useful Resource Kit tools on the Free Tool Downloads website.
Using Security Identifier (SID) Filtering to Prevent Elevation of Privilege AttacksThis white paper explains how to prevent a domain administrator from elevating privileges in a trusting domain.
Using the Administration Tools RemotelyProvides information about creating a new website based on Microsoft's SharePoint Team Services or Microsoft FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions, changing permissions for an author, and performing other administrative tasks from a site remote to the server computer being administered.
VBScriptVisual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript) documentation on MSDN.
VeritasHome page for Veritas, including information about Veritas Volume Manager.
Virtual Private NetworksInformation from Microsoft about virtual private networking.
Visual Studio InstallerThis site is no longer available. Try searching for Visual Studio Installer at the Microsoftwebsite.
VT100Information about the VT100 terminal definition.
W3C Extended Log File FormatProvides a W3C working draft about the Extended log file format.
W3C World Wide Web ConsortiumW3C is a forum for information, commerce, communication, and collective understanding. On this page, you'll find W3C news and links to W3C technologies.
WHQLMicrosoft Windows Hardware Quality Lab. Information about hardware functionality across Windows operating systems.
WebDAV ResourcesProvides a central resource for WebDAV documentation, specifications, software, and mailing lists for the WebDAV community.
Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b)Wi-Fi (another name for IEEE 802.11) is an industry standard and widely supported technology designed to solve enterprise, home, and public wireless local area network (LAN) needs.
Windows 2000 Application SpecificationSpecifications, test tools, and forms for Windows 2000.
Windows 2000 High Encryption PackDownload the Windows 2000 High Encryption Pack, which allows you to enhance your system with the highest available encryption level (128-bit).
Windows 2000 ProfessionalHome page for Windows 2000 Professional.
Windows 2000 Professional in a UNIX EnvironmentUse the Technical Library Web page to search for a variety of white papers and other information about Windows 2000.
Windows 2000 Professional Multilanguage SupportInformation about Windows 2000 Professional Multilanguage version.
Windows 2000 Server Baseline Security ChecklistThis checklist outlines the steps necessary to secure computers running Windows 2000 Server on their own or as part of a Windows NT or Windows 2000 domain.
Windows 2000 Server Deployment Lab ScenariosDeployment Lab Scenarios show how Windows 2000 was deployed in a network that simulates a large corporation and the Internet.
Windows Application and Customer ExperienceThis site contains links to downloadable tools, designed for Windows XP specifications, and also other application compatibility documents.
Windows Application CompatibilityThe Application Compatibility Toolkit contains documents and tools to help Microsoft Windows customers diagnose and resolve application compatibility issues.
Windows CatalogFind products built for Windows:
For Windows Server 2003, see the Windows Server Catalog
Windows Clustering: Storage Area NetworksThis white paper describes server cluster deployments in storage area networks (SANs) and explains how Windows Clustering works with SAN technology.
Windows DNA Performance KitThis new kit involves tuning applications in Microsoft Transaction Server (MTS), COM+, Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS), and Microsoft SQL Server.
Windows DownloadsThis page contains all critical updates, service packs, and other beneficial system updates for Windows 2000.
Windows Installer documentationWindows Installer makes it easy for you to manage the software installation and removal process as well as modify, repair, and advertise existing applications.
Windows Installer 2.0 Redistributable for Windows NT 4.0 and 2000The Windows Installer is an application installation and configuration service. Instmsi.exe is the redistributable package for installing or upgrading Windows Installer. Windows Installer 2.0 Redistributable for Windows NT 4.0 and 2000 supports Windows NT 4.0 with Service Pack 6 or later and Windows 2000.
Windows Installer Software Developer's Kit (SDK)Documentation for software developers who want to make applications that use Windows Installer
Windows Interix 2.2Information about Interix, an application that provides an environment in which to run UNIX applications and scripts on Windows operating systems.
Windows IPSecInformation from Microsoft about Internet Protocol security (IPSec).
Windows Logo Program for HardwareThe Windows Logo Program for Hardware program helps consumers identify hardware that delivers a high-quality computing experience with the Windows operating systems.
Windows Logo Program for SoftwareThe Windows Logo Program for Software program helps consumers identify software that delivers a high-quality computing experience with the Windows operating systems.
Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)Provides information about WMI, including software and hardware requirements, download instructions, and the WMI download.
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Windows Media TechnologiesInformation about Windows Media Technologies, a set of digital media components and features for personal computers and consumer appliances.
Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 6a - High EncryptionDownload the Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 6a - High Encryption for Intel (x86) platform, which allows you enhance your system with the highest available encryption level (128-bit).
Windows Powered Network Attached StorageInformation about Microsoft Windows Powered Network Attached Storage (NAS).
Windows Preinstallation EnvironmentProvides information about Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE).
Windows Script HostWindows Script Host documentation on MSDN.
Windows Script TechnologiesThis site provides information about Windows Script Technologies such as VBScript, Java, and Windows Script Host, with links to documentation, example code, and downloadable components.
Windows Server 2003Home page for the Windows Server 2003 family of operating systems.
Windows Server 2003 Domain Rename ToolsDownload Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Domain Rename Tools for renaming domains and application directory partitions in a deployed Windows Server 2003 Active Directory forest.
Windows Server 2003 FeaturesAn overview of the Windows Server 2003 family and the features that are available in each version.
Windows Server 2003 LicensingInformation on new licensing options available with the release of Windows Server 2003.
Windows Server 2003 System RequirementsProvides minimum requirements for running the Windows Server 2003 operating system.
Windows Server CatalogFind hardware and software compatible with Windows Server 2003.
Windows Sockets SpecificationThis site is no longer available. Try searching for the information you need at the Microsoftwebsite.
Windows System Resource Manager--Fast FactsProvides an introduction to Windows System Resource Manager (WSRM), which you can use to manage CPU and memory usage on a per application basis. WSRM is only available for use with Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, and Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition.
Windows UpdateAn online extension of Windows that provides product updates and support information.
Windows Update RoadmapExplains the differences between Windows Update Catalog, Windows Update, and Software Update Services.
Windows Upgrade AdvisorUse the Windows Upgrade Advisor tool to determine if your software and hardware is compatible with a clean installation of Windows XP Professional or Windows Server 2003.
Windows XP 64-Bit EditionAn overview of Windows XP 64-Bit Edition.
Windows XP Professional System RequirementsProvides minimal requirements for running the Windows XP Professional operating system.
Windows XP Professional Upgrade CenterA Microsoft website that provides information for verifying whether system hardware and software is compatible with Windows XP Professional.
WinINSTALL LEHome page for Veritas, including information about WinINSTALL LE.
Wise for Windows InstallerHome page for Wise Solutions.
WMI SDKWindows Management Instrumentation (WMI) documentation in the Platform SDK.
Xcacls.exeProvides information about Xcalcs.exe, a command-line tool that sets all file-system security options that are accessible in Windows Explorer by displaying and modifying the access control lists (ACLs), including a download point and installation instructions.