|Is Windows Server 2008 vaporware? This suggests that there is no software. W2008 is real and easily purchased.|
There is almost 100% chance that MS will release a newer version of this product line in a few years.
Anyone running win 2000 may be asking for trouble if connected to the internet. It is just not secure enough for business data and is difficult to harden enough.
"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10