In keeping with the intuitive nature of Windows 2000, Microsoft has developed the Windows 2000 Readiness Analyzer tool. This special tool analyzes
your system and prepares a report of potentially incompatible hardware devices and software applications. The tool compares the devices and applications on your system against a list of known issues with
certain types of hardware devices and software packages. Although this check also occurs during the Windows 2000 setup process, you can run this tool before installing Windows 2000 in order to help ensure
your installation will succeed. While this tool is not infallible, it goes a long way in identifying potential problems, thereby saving you hours of troubleshooting to resolve hardware and software problems.
There are two ways you can run the Windows 2000 Readiness Analyzer depending upon your environment.
If you have Internet access, or you have a limited access or you are a business or corporate user and would like the analyzer in a floppy
disk format in order to run it on several machines, you can download a two diskette version either from this site or directly from Microsoft. Windows 2000 Readiness Analyzer Online
This version allows you to run the Readiness Analyzer on computers that are not on the Internet or your network. Using two floppy disks, you can download the tool using a computer connected to the Internet. Then
run the tool on offline computers that you want analyze before installing Windows 2000.
To read more about the diskette version and obtain the diskette downloads directly from Microsoft, click on this link: Using the Windows 2000 Readiness Analyzer Disk
To read more about the diskette version and its use and to obtain the diskette downloads without leaving this site click on this link: Using the Windows 2000 Readiness
Analyzer Disk Image Version.
For Corporate Environments using SMS Version 2, there is also a Windows 2000 Readiness Analyzer available for use with the Microsoft System
Management Server version 2.0. This downloadable tool allows Microsoft Systems Management Server 2.0 to collect and process the upgrade information generated by the Readiness Analyzer tool to provide an overall
Windows 2000 readiness assessment for your organization. Note: You must download the Readiness Analyzer tool first!
To read more about this tool as well as review a complete set of instructions as to its use, click on this link:
The Readiness Analyzer and Systems Management Server
To review updated information regarding the Windows 2000 Readiness Analyzer Tool and its use in conjunction with the Microsoft Systems Management Server 4.0, or to download the tool, click on the following link:
Using the Windows 2000 Readiness Analyzer in a Corporate Network