Outline of Issues Related to Windows 2000 Support
Why Upgrade from NT4 to Windows 2000?
Better HW support• ‘plug and play’, power management for laptops
Fault-tolerant, distributed mainframe • IntelliMirror - floating desktop where software installs on demand
Security and less-vulnerable Windows networking • kerberos, PKI (goal of single authentication) • encryption everywhere including at the file level • NetBIOS and browsing eliminated in favor of TCP/IP communications
Active Directory • directory services (LDAP-compliant), granular delegation of admin duties