Friday 6 March 2009

Hyper-V – Installing Windows 2000 Server

We have need for a temporary legacy setup here at the shop.

We used a Windows Server 2000 Standard SP2 CD ISO to install the base OS.

We have an ISO based DVD with every conceivable Microsoft service pack and needed critical update on it that we use to service our VMs. We needed to mount that ISO and update to Service Pack 4 before we could get the Hyper-V Integration Services installed.

Once we had the Integration Services installed, we were able to configure the new VM on our SBS network.

After a few minutes, we saw this:

09-03-02 Hyper-V - Win2K VM with 72 Updates

Windows 2000 Server with 72 Updates Waiting

WSUS picked up on all of the needed updates and the downloads began!

One of the updates in that list was Update Rollup 1 for Windows 2000 SP4 and known issues (KB891861). In the description for the Rollup, it was indicated that the update was a pre-package of previous Windows 2000 updates.

So, we ran the Rollup first to see what was left over. It turns out that there were still 68 updates waiting for us after what was an extended reboot and subsequent logon procedure.

Note that the logon procedure took quite a bit of time after the Rollup was applied so there will be a need to be patient.

When the new Win2K VM was connected to the domain and its needed services and LoB (Line of Business) applications were installed, the VM ran flawlessly.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

*All Mac on SBS posts will not be written on a Mac until we replace our now missing iMac!

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Anonymous said...

Is that a tool thats creating that background with the system info? or did you just overlay that on the image?

Anonymous said...

SysInternals - BGInfo :)

Philip Elder Cluster MVP said...

A & A,

We deliver BGInfo via Group Policy to all of our workstations and servers.

Some tweaks need to be had via GPO for Vista and XP clients where the users run as Standard Users. Permissions on the C:\Windows\BGInfo.BMP need to be set to allow R/W for Domain Users.

Sorry about the delay getting the answer back.


Anonymous said...

Would you be able to provide any further details on this? I think BGInfo is a very useful tool but always been put off deploying for some reason.

Perhaps a separate blog post on useful bits and pieces like this?