Cannot Install Windows 2000 on a Non-System or Boot Dynamic Volume
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 216341 - When you install Windows 2000 on a dynamic volume, you can install only on a dynamic volume that is a boot or system volume. Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 and earlier versions do not support dynamic volumes with third-party software, so this is
not an issue with earlier operating systems.
Cannot Join Windows 2000 Client to a Windows NT Domain
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 258832 - A Windows 2000-based computer may be unable to join a Windows NT 4.0-based domain. When you attempt to change the domain membership for the Windows 2000-based computer in
the Identification Changes dialog box, you receive the
following error message:
Cannot Run Windows 2000 GUI-Mode Setup in Safe Mode
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 243068 - When Setup reboots your computer into the GUI-mode portion of Setup, the Boot.ini
file has been built and lists an option to press F8 for advanced
startup options (such as Debugging mode or Safe mode).
Cannot Upgrade to Windows 2000 Using Winnt.exe
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 199349 - When you run the 16-bit Winnt.exe
program or you boot from the Windows 2000 CD-ROM to install
Windows 2000, there is no option for upgrading your current
installation of Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 or earlier.
Error Message Installing Windows 2000 from an MS- DOS Boot Disk
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 228218 - If you start your computer using an MS-DOS boot disk and try to run the Winnt.exe program to install Windows 2000, you receive the following error
Error Message: Microsoft Windows 2000 Has Detected Software That Is Not Completely Installed on Your Computer
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 242435 - When you attempt to upgrade to Windows 2000, you may receive an error message:
Error Message: Setup Cannot Create the Folder \Winnt\Temp
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 239596 - When you upgrade your Microsoft Windows 98/95-based or Microsoft Windows NT 4.0-based computer to Windows 2000, you may receive the following error message
Msg: Setup Did Not Detect Smartdrive on Your Computer
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 203128 - When you use Winnt.exe to run Windows 2000 Setup, you may receive the following
message: Setup did not detect Smartdrive
on your computer. SmartDrive will greatly improve the
performance of this phase of Windows Setup. You should exit now,
start Smartdrive, and then restart Setup. Press F3 to exit
Setup. Press ENTER to continue without SmartDrive.
Error Message: The Operating System Image You Selected Does Not Contain the Necessary Drivers...
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 247983 - When you attempt to install Windows 2000 from a Pre-boot Execution Environment (PXE) client and you select an image created by Riprep that contains the proper network adapter driver, Setup starts but you may receive the following error
Error Message When You Try to Add Windows 2000-Based Workstation to Windows NT 4.0-Based Domain
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 272237 - When you attempt to add a Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional-based workstation to a Microsoft Windows NT 4.0-based domain, you may receive the following error message:
Event ID 12 After Installing or Upgrading to Windows 2000
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 256222 - When you install or upgrade your computer to Windows 2000, the following Event ID may be logged to the application event log: Failed to CoGetClassObject for provider "Microsoft|DSLDAPClassProvider|V1.0". Class
not registered (0x80040154) This entry appears only for the first restart; subsequent restarts do not log this event.
Legacy-Free Computers Take Longer to Install Windows 2000
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 278011 - When you use Remote Installation Service (RIS) to install an operating system on a legacy-free computer, RIS takes much longer to install the operating system than it takes to install the operating system on a computer that is not legacy free.
No Upgrade Option When Setup Is Started from Disks or CD-ROM
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 181049 - When you boot your computer from the Windows 2000 floppy disks or CD-ROM to start the Windows 2000 Setup program, you are not given an option to upgrade your operating system.
Required Service Packs before upgrading to Windows 2000
Current Microsoft server applications and server suites©and even legacy applications?are fully supported on Microsoft Windows? 2000 Server. However, some product versions require service packs for full support. Check this table before upgrading your NT 4
Servers if they have SQL. SMS, Exchange, Proxy, SNA, Site Server, SBS, or the BackOffice Server Suite installed.
Setup Does Not Continue If Repair Console Is Installed During Setup Process
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 242446 - If you install Recovery Console while an installation of Windows 2000 is in progress, you cannot continue with the installation. Installing Recovery Console while the other installation is in progress deletes necessary files from the $win_nt
Setup Problems During Floppy Disk Installation If OEM HAL Option Is Used
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 281647 - When you are installing Windows 2000 by using boot floppy disks, the Setup process does not properly allow for switching floppy disks if you are using a custom hardware abstraction layer (HAL). This problem can occur if you press F5 during
"(Mirror):\Winnt" as an Existing Installation of Windows 2000
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 245728 - When you are installing Windows 2000 from CD-ROM, Text-mode Setup searches for pre-existing installations. If Setup locates any installations of Windows 2000, it prompts you to either repair the installations or continue with a fresh
Setup Requests DHCP IP Address Too Early
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 256177 - When you perform a clean installation of Windows 2000 (that is, you are not upgrading from Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, Microsoft Windows 95, or Microsoft Windows 98), Setup may request a DHCP (server assigned) IP address during GUI-mode Setup
Shells Other Than Explorer.exe Replaced on Installation or Upgrade
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 228309. When you upgrade a computer that is using a shell (interface) other than Windows Explorer (Explorer.exe), the shell is changed back to Windows Explorer.
Sound Files Moved to System32 Folder During Windows 2000 Upgrade
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 227802 - After you upgrade your computer from Microsoft Windows 98 to Windows NT 2000, sound events do not function properly or you may receive an error message when you configure events in the Sounds And Multimedia tool:
Users Group Members Can Modify Boot.ini When Installing Windows 2000 on a FAT Partition
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 227623 - When an ordinary user who is a member of the Users group is installing Windows 2000 on a drive using the FAT file system, that user can edit the Boot.ini file and save the
File Protection May Not Copy Word Breaker Files
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 263311 - When you install
Windows 2000, the Setup program may not copy word breaker files
from the I386\Lang folder to the dynamic-link library (DLL)
cache. In addition, the first time you run System File Checker,
it may not add these files to the DLL cache.
Windows 2000 Setup Automatically Selects Network Adapter
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 227428 - When you initially install Windows 2000, the automatic selection of the network adapter cannot be changed, regardless of any installation options you select.
Windows 2000 Setup Seems to Hang on Compaq Servers
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 249686 - When you are installing Windows 2000 on a Compaq server, Setup may seem to stop responding (hang) during the GUI-mode portion of the installation because the keyboard and mouse stop
Windows 2000 Professional Evaluation Version Upgrades
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 253523 - When you attempt to upgrade Windows 2000 Professional Evaluation Version, you may receive the following error
message: Setup cannot upgrade your current
installation to Windows 2000. Your copy of Windows 2000 does not
support upgrading from an evaluation copy of Windows. Setup
Windows 2000 Upgrade Setup Does Not Recognize Qualifying Media CD in First Drive
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 285120 - When you are performing a clean Windows 2000 installation by using a Windows 2000 Upgrade CD-ROM on a computer that has two CD-ROM drives, and you are prompted to insert a qualifying media CD-ROM, if you replace the Upgrade disc with the
qualifying media disc in the first CD-ROM drive, the following
error message may appear: Qualifying
operating system was not found
Windows 2000 Professional Cannot Join Windows NT 4.0 Domain with Third-Party DNS Server
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 260231 - A computer that is running Windows 2000 Professional cannot join a Microsoft Windows NT 4.0-based domain using a third-party Domain Name System (DNS) server if the SRV resource records are not
Windows 2000 Setup Hangs When "Starting Windows 2000" Screen Appears
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 217073 - During text-mode Windows 2000 Setup, your computer may stop responding (hang) when the Starting Windows 2000 screen appears, and you may have to restart it.
Windows 2000 Hangs at "Setup Is Starting Windows 2000" Message
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 234772 - This article lists troubleshooting steps to try if Windows 2000 Text-mode Setup stops responding (hangs) while displaying the "Setup is starting Windows 2000" message.
Windows 2000 with Blank Administrator Password Vulnerable During Setup
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 260927 - During Windows 2000 Setup, there is a brief period during which the computer is on the network with a blank Administrator password, even if you specified a password earlier in the Setup process. After the network components are installed,
anyone on the network can connect to resources on the computer by using the Administrator account with a blank password