Most NAS devices will cooperate very nicely with Windows 2000 and Active Directory, especially since Win2K Advanced and Datacenter Server are designed to support hardware clustering right out of the box with no additional software add-ons. As long as you follow the guidelines established by the most recent release of the Hardware Compatibility List, the only technical issues and problems that will likely arise are the run-of-the-mill "gremlins" that are associated with any new technology roll-out. Obviously, all usual recommendations regarding planning and installing in a test-bed and having "known good" data backups before unleashing something like this in a production environment apply here, as they would in any other implementation.
Dig Deeper on Windows Operating System Management
Related Q&A from Laura E. Hunter
Active Directory expert Laura E. Hunter offers some advice for changing the IP addresses of domain controllers.continue reading
An admin has two domains and two Active Directories. He wants to know how to join the Active Directories so that internal staff can access both, but ...continue reading
A Windows administrator moving from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2003 R2 wants to perform a restore of a previous server to a new one ...continue reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.