Contrary to the popular belief, Windows 2000 system restore, sometimes abbreviated as W2K, was actually released as an update to Windows NT 4.0 and not an upgrade to Windows 98 or 98 SE. And since then it has become one of the most popular operating system, especially in networked environments. Windows 2000 system restore has been built on Windows NT technology albeit with certain improvements. It�s a full 32-bit operating system. Windows 2000 system restore has support for both NTFS and FAT32 file systems and has special support for big hard disk drives.
Windows 2000 system restore even supports up to 4 GB of Random Access Memory (RAM) and has Microsoft Management Console (MMC) and comes with a much better integration compared to Windows NT or Windows 98.
There are four versions of Windows 2000 system restore-Professional, Server, Advanced Server and Datacenter Server.
Windows 2000 system restore Professional edition is for business desktop and laptop systems. They are mostly used to run software applications, connect to internet and intranet sites and access files, printers and other network resources.
Windows 2000 system restore Server edition is an operating system that acts both as a web server and an officer server. It allows users to build web-based applications, run them and also connect to internet. Windows 2000 system restore Server was designed keeping in mind the need to run file and printer servers.
Windows 2000 system restore Advanced Server edition can handle even more powerful servers and has support for an additional 4 GB of RAM for a total of 8 GB. Windows 2000 system restore Advance Server contains all the functionality of the standard version of Windows 2000 system restore server plus additional features for applications that require higher levels of scalability and availability.
Windows 2000 system restore Datacenter server edition is meant for working in high-traffic computer networks and is basically designed for organizations that need reliable high-end drivers and software. It supports up to 64-way SMP and up to 64 GB of physical memory.
Though not as popular as Windows 98 or Window XP, Windows 2000 system restore is an excellent product because it is stable and reliable. And therefore, for many organizations Windows 2000 system restore is still the first choice operating system!