The DHCP server in Windows 2000 supports any RFC 2131-compliant DHCP client. In this chapter, I will be covering the Microsoft DHCP clients. In all reality, most of the Microsoft DHCP clients support the same DHCP options. However there are small differences, such as where additional DHCP options have been added or where the utilities used to support the DHCP client have changed. In this chapter I will be covering each DHCP client in detail, so, although it may seem redundant in areas, you will get to see the complete picture for each client.
Windows 2000 Professional is the next generation of Microsoft’s desktop operating system. This upgrade replaces Windows NT Workstation 4.0 in the product line.
Microsoft designed Windows 2000 Professional to provide a standard business desktop and notebook configuration for every size organization. It includes many new and enhanced features geared towards making the OS more reliable, easier to maintain, and suitable for mobile use. Windows 2000 Professional also includes support for Universal Serial Bus (USB) and Plug and Play.
Some of the features include the following:
One of the biggest problems with the Windows NT and Windows 9x OS families is known as DLL-hell. Many applications install their own version of system files, some of which are incompatible with others. Trying to restore all the affected DLL files to functioning versions can be quite challenging, hence the ...