Need Win2K Server Eval. Copy

Discussion in 'MCSA' started by M.H., Aug 26, 2005.

  1. M.H.

    M.H. Guest

    I'm an MCP in all the Windows NT 4.0 certifications, and I'm looking to
    become an MCSA in Windows 2000. I need an eval copy of Windows 2000
    Server, or Windows 2000 Advanced Server. Is there anywhere to download
    eval copies without having to buy additional exam books? Thanks.
     
    M.H., Aug 26, 2005
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  2. M.H.

    M.H. Guest

    Waylon Kenning wrote:
    > T'was the Thu, 25 Aug 2005 22:41:42 -0400 when I remembered "M.H."
    > <> saying something like this:
    >
    >
    >>I'm an MCP in all the Windows NT 4.0 certifications, and I'm looking to
    >>become an MCSA in Windows 2000. I need an eval copy of Windows 2000
    >>Server, or Windows 2000 Advanced Server. Is there anywhere to download
    >>eval copies without having to buy additional exam books? Thanks.

    >
    >
    > There's evaluation copies for download available at the Microsoft
    > website.
    > --
    > Cheers,
    >
    > Waylon Kenning.


    I've looked on their site for trialware and the Windows 2000 section, I
    wasn't able to find it. Can you give the URL please? Thanks!
     
    M.H., Aug 27, 2005
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  3. "M.H." <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > I've looked on their site for trialware and the Windows 2000 section, I
    > wasn't able to find it. Can you give the URL please? Thanks!


    You can get Windows 2003 trialware. For the most part, Windows 2003 is a
    superset of Windows 2000 and you should be able to pass 2000-era exam by
    using Server 2003. Otherwise, MCSE 2000-era books with associated trialware
    should be in the bargain bin at book stores by now. Any particular reasons
    for not going for the 2003 track?

    Here is why you can't find the 2000 trialware anymore:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/server/evaluation/availability

    Mainstream support has ended on June 30, 2005. My ability to sell this
    product ends on November 1, 2005.

    I recommend getting the 2003 trialware instead. :)
    --
    Leonid S. Knyshov, CEO
    Crashproof Solutions, LLC - http://www.crashproofsolutions.com
    MCP Exchange 2003/Small Business Server 2003, CCNA, SCSA 8
    Microsoft Small Business Specialist
     
    Leonid S. Knyshov, Aug 28, 2005
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  4. M.H.

    M.H. Guest

    Leonid S. Knyshov wrote:
    > "M.H." <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >
    >>I've looked on their site for trialware and the Windows 2000 section, I
    >>wasn't able to find it. Can you give the URL please? Thanks!

    >
    >
    > You can get Windows 2003 trialware. For the most part, Windows 2003 is a
    > superset of Windows 2000 and you should be able to pass 2000-era exam by
    > using Server 2003. Otherwise, MCSE 2000-era books with associated trialware
    > should be in the bargain bin at book stores by now. Any particular reasons
    > for not going for the 2003 track?
    >
    > Here is why you can't find the 2000 trialware anymore:
    > http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/server/evaluation/availability
    >
    > Mainstream support has ended on June 30, 2005. My ability to sell this
    > product ends on November 1, 2005.
    >
    > I recommend getting the 2003 trialware instead. :)


    I have non-MS Win2K books laying around. Also, people seem to be still
    moving to Windows 2000, not much Windows 2003 yet.
     
    M.H., Aug 28, 2005
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  5. M.H. wrote:
    > Leonid S. Knyshov wrote:
    >
    >> "M.H." <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>
    >>> I've looked on their site for trialware and the Windows 2000 section,
    >>> I wasn't able to find it. Can you give the URL please? Thanks!

    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> You can get Windows 2003 trialware. For the most part, Windows 2003 is
    >> a superset of Windows 2000 and you should be able to pass 2000-era
    >> exam by using Server 2003. Otherwise, MCSE 2000-era books with
    >> associated trialware should be in the bargain bin at book stores by
    >> now. Any particular reasons for not going for the 2003 track?
    >>
    >> Here is why you can't find the 2000 trialware anymore:
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/server/evaluation/availability
    >>
    >> Mainstream support has ended on June 30, 2005. My ability to sell this
    >> product ends on November 1, 2005.
    >>
    >> I recommend getting the 2003 trialware instead. :)

    >
    >
    > I have non-MS Win2K books laying around. Also, people seem to be still
    > moving to Windows 2000, not much Windows 2003 yet.


    IMHO, I agree with Waylon and Leonid here. If you're after the
    certification, then you'll find that the Windows 2000 certs are even
    being phased out for the Windows 2003 certs. If, however, you still
    want the evaluation copy, my recommendation is to go to MSPress or even
    Amazon.com and look for any books on Windows 2000 Server that include
    the evaluation copy.

    The 29.99 that you'll pay (USD) will go a long ways towards helping you
    with the certification (since you'll have a book to help guide you, as
    well as the CD).

    --
    Patrick Dickey <>
    http://www.pats-computer-solutions.com
    Smile.. someone out there cares deeply for you.
     
    Patrick Dickey, Aug 28, 2005
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  6. > I have non-MS Win2K books laying around. Also, people seem to be still
    > moving to Windows 2000, not much Windows 2003 yet.


    I am sorry, but new deployments all go to Windows 2003. If you were to apply
    for one of my openings and had either MCSE2000 or MCSE2003, I'd view them as
    equal in merit. As a System Builder OEM my ability to sell you a Windows
    2000 server ends this November. Direct OEMs such as Dell ended this
    product's availability as of last November. Any business would be extremely
    foolish to move to the product that just had its mainstream support end.
    Everything that you'll learn in Windows 2003 is directly applicable to
    Windows 2000. Learn on the 2003 platform, but take a 2000 test if you so
    desire, and you'll probably pass. Your current books are not a waste. If you
    dig into beyond the skin of Windows 2003, you'll find that not much has
    changed, except that things got fixed and made easier to use. Read them and
    then update yourself on what's new in 2003. By the way, if you pass your
    MCSA before end of August, you get access to an elibrary of current MS Press
    titles, if you participate in the MS promotion on the subject.

    Good luck,

    --
    Leonid S. Knyshov, CEO
    Crashproof Solutions, LLC - http://www.crashproofsolutions.com
    MCP Exchange 2003/Small Business Server 2003, CCNA, SCSA 8
    Microsoft Small Business Specialist
     
    Leonid S. Knyshov, Aug 28, 2005
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