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Basic disks allow for a number of different partition configurations. Partitions are areas of a physical hard disk that function as though it were a separate unit. The partitions are limited to four per physical disk.
A primary partition is a partition that can contain the files necessary to boot a particular operating system. A primary partition cannot be subpartitioned. There can be up to four primary partitions per physical disk.
A primary partition is needed for a Windows 2000 system partition. The system partition is needed to load Windows 2000 (that is, it contains NTLDR, NEDETECT.COM). Only a primary partition can be used for the system partition.
Windows 2000 also uses a boot partition. The boot partition contains the actual Windows 2000 operating system files. The system partition can be on the same partition but does not have to be.
You are limited to four primary partitions per physical disk. In some situations, you may require more partitions. To assist in breaking the four-partition limit, you have the ability to create an extended partition. Extended partitions are similar to primary partitions because they define areas of space on a physical hard drive.
The main differences between primary partitions and extended partitions are as follows:
During installation, the Windows 2000 Setup program examines the hard disk to determine its existing configuration. The Setup program allows you to create new partitions. Microsoft suggests that you create only the partition on which you will install Windows 2000.
Microsoft recommends that you install Windows 2000 on a partition with a minimum of 2GB. As previously mentioned, Windows 2000 Professional requires only 650MB of free disk space. However, the larger partition allows flexibility in the future.
Windows 2000 File Systems
Before you decide which file system to use, you should understand the benefits and limitations of each file system. The following sections provide an overview of the differences between FAT, FAT32, and NTFS file systems.
File Allocation Table (FAT) is a file system that has been around for a very long time and is currently supported by most operating systems on the market.
The primary benefit of using FAT is that it is supported by Windows NT 3.5x/4.0, Windows 95/98, Windows 3.x, DOS, and other operating systems. It is commonly used on systems that are required to dual-boot between Windows 2000 and one (or more) of the operating systems mentioned previously.
When used under Windows 2000, the FAT file system supports the following additional features:
The FAT file system is a logical choice for systems where dual-boot capabilities are required.
The primary limitations of FAT are as follows:
FAT32 was introduced in the Microsoft product line with Windows 95 OSR 2. The primary difference between FAT and FAT32 is that FAT32 supports a smaller cluster size so it does not have as much of the wasted space associated with larger partitions.
The primary limitations of FAT32 are as follows:
NT File System (NTFS) is the file system of choice on most systems running Windows 2000. NTFS offers the following benefits:
|1||Installing Windows 2000 Professional|
|2||Implementing and Conducting Administration of Resources|
|3||Implementing, Managing, and Troubleshooting Hardware Devices and Drivers|
|4||Monitoring and Optimizing System Performance and Reliability|
|5||Configuring and Troubleshooting the Desktop Environment|
|6||Implementing, Managing, and Troubleshooting Network Protocols and Services|
|7||Implementing, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting Security|
|8||Installing Windows 2000 Server|
|9||Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting Access to Resources|
|10||Configuring and Troubleshooting Hardware Devices and Drivers|
|11||Managing, Monitoring, and Optimizing System Performance, Reliability, and Availability|
|12||Managing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting Storage Use|
|13||Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows 2000 Network Connections|
|14||Implementing, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting Security|
|15||Installing, Configuring, Managing, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting DNS in a Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure|
|16||Installing, Configuring, Managing, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting DHCP in a Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure|
|17||Configuring, Managing, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting Remote Access in a Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure|
|18||Installing, Configuring, Managing, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting Network Chapter Protocols in a Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure|
|19||Installing, Configuring, Managing, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting WINS in a Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure|
|20||Installing, Configuring, Managing Monitoring, and Troubleshooting IP Routing in a Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure|
|21||Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting Network Address Translation (NAT)|
|22||Installing, Configuring, Managing Monitoring, and Troubleshooting Certificate Services|
|23||Configuring DNS for Active Directory|
|24||Building Your Active Directory Structure|
|25||Administering Active Directory Services|
|27||Using Group Policy to Manage Users|
|28||Software Distribution Using Group Policy|
|29||Managing Security Using Group Policy|
|30||Deploying Windows 2000 Using Remote Installation Services|
|App. A: What's on the CD-ROM?|
|App. B||Using the ExamGear, Training Guide Edition Software|
Posted July 1, 2001
MCSE Windows 2000 Accelerated Exam ¿ Training Guide Exam 70-240 AUTHOR: Brian Komar, MCSE+I, MCT PUBLISHER: New Riders REVIEWED BY: Barbara Rhoades BOOK REVIEW: One CD and 1300 pages later, you will be prepared to pass the MCSE Windows 2000 Accelerated Exam! This ¿light reading¿ book is divided into four parts. Each part focuses on installing, configuring and administering a different part of Microsoft Windows 2000. Part I is on Professional, Part II on Server, Part II on Network Infrastructure and Part IV is on Directory Services Infrastructure. There are exam tips and notes set off in a box in the margins so the reader will be sure to take careful note. There are few illustrations but the print is in a size that doesn¿t cause the reader to squint to read the words. There are case studies, chapter summaries, key terms, review questions and, best of all, THE ANSWERS to the questions at the end of each chapter. Armed with the knowledge this book provides, you should pass your MCSE Windows 2000 accelerated exam with flying colors.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.