Windows 2000: The Case for Incremental Migration

Windows 2000 promises higher reliability, and lower total cost of ownership for Windows-based networks. However, the technology that provides many of these benefits, Active Directory, can require months of effort to redesign security architectures, upgrade network infrastructure, and retrain administrators. Companies that migrate to Windows 2000 incrementally—workgroups deploy it on individual workstations and servers without Active Directory—get some immediate payoffs, without conducting a costly design project and without jeopardizing a fuller migration later.

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