TechNet Subscriber Looking for Win2K Pro & Win2K Advanced Server.

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by RD707, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. RD707

    RD707 Guest

    As a new TechNet Subscriber, I have not been able to locate Windows 2000
    Professional or Windows 2000 Advanced Server for downloading from TechNet.
    I've been told by the people at TechNet support that this was due to some
    java related settlement that had occurred in the past, and that if I could
    find TechNet subscribers who were fortunate enough to have downloaded it from
    TechNet prior to the settlement, I could legally obtain it from them. Are
    there any TechNet Subscribers in this forum that would be able to provide me
    a copy of the Windows 2000 Professional and Windows 2000 Advanced Server .iso
    files along with their associated product keys? Any help you could provide
    would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!
    RD707, Jan 15, 2010
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    Peter Foldes Guest

    First of all the answer will be NO. And secondly the keys for any Windows 2000 Pro
    or Server or anything to do with 2000 is not valid anymore and will not work since
    MS has shut the door on everything that is 2000. That was the agreement with MS\Sun
    and the DOJ. You cannot even download SR1a. It will not install
    Peter Foldes, Jan 16, 2010
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  3. The keys will still work. If you have the Keys,...and the Disks (or
    ISOs), will install. There is no "activation" with 2000 and no part of
    the installation process uses the Internet or communicates with MS.

    There are still Windows2000 machines in service, it is smart for
    developers to test if their products work on 2000. The DoJ is not going to
    come into our businesses and take our 2000 boxes away from us.

    I don't think I have any Subsrciption Disks or ISO's,...but getting the
    disks from another subscriber should not be a problem as long as the person
    uses their *own* Key and the "giver" does not give their Key with it.

    Phillip Windell

    The views expressed, are my own and not those of my employer, or Microsoft,
    or anyone else associated with me, including my cats.
    Phillip Windell, Jan 18, 2010
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