Windows 2000 Professional
Configuration tips: The following may assist you in creating a more stable environment for Windows 2000.
Swap file settings should be 1.5 to 2.0 times the size of
installed RAM. In addition, set the initial and max sizes
to the same "fixed" size: Example - 1024 Meg of RAM (1Gig). swap should be set to 1.5 - 2.0 Gig.
This will do 2 things:
1. Startup will be faster.
2. You won't incur fragmentation of the swap file.
NEVER store ANYTHING within your personal profile.
Create a "Documents" directory off of the root, or
a hierarchy (C:\USER_NAME\Documents). Do the same for "Music", "Pictures", etc. If your profile is
damaged, ALL DATA STORED WITHIN YOUR PROFILE MAY BE LOST!
Always create a backup Administrator account. Create
a password scheme that uses the workstation/server
name as part of the password. Example: change the vowels to numbers A=8, E=3, I = 1, O=0, U=2, Y=4
So if the workstation name is workstation01: password = w0rkst8t10n01