Install W2K Server

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by bobbyp, Dec 31, 2002.

  1. bobbyp

    bobbyp Guest

    I'm running XP Pro at the mo and have partioned off 10GB to install W2K Server, however when I try to do this XP tells me that I'm installing an OS older than my current one.

    Is there a way around this?

    Any help would be appreciated,

  2. Rootz

    Rootz Guest

    WindowsXP is NT 5.1, Windows2K is NT 5.0.
    You can't install Windows over a previous version.

    You should install the server off XP.
    Boot the computer with a bootable floppy disk or with W2K server installation CD.

    You will be able to install the 2K server but consider this: W2K will overwrite the NT Boot Loader of WindowsXP (5.0 over 5.1), you might not be able to boot to XP again until you restore the overwritten boot sector with a repair installation or through XP recovery console.
  3. Burpster

    Burpster Guest

    i could be totally wrong ...but doesnt XP Pro have a server built into it?? seems to me i remember a fellow at work using it??
  4. Rootz

    Rootz Guest

    The only server included with XP Pro is IIS 5.1 (Internet Information Services) which is a web server (http and ftp).