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Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003 Administrator's Companion, 2nd Edition by Jason Gerend, Sharon Crawford, Charlie Russel

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Chapter 17. Administering TCP/IP

Now that you understand some of the underlying principles of TCP/IP (which were covered in Chapter 16), it’s time to deal with the day-to-day issues of managing and administrating TCP/IP.

The three basic network features that virtually all TCP/IP-based networks need to use are:

  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), to dynamically provide clients with IP addresses and configuration information

  • Domain Name System (DNS), to translate IP addresses into friendly names that are easier to deal with and vice versa

  • Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS), to translate NetBIOS names and IP addresses for clients that still use NetBIOS

Although Active Directory and Microsoft ...

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