3.9. Configuring TCP/IP on Windows Workstations

Being able to configure your operating system to use TCP/IP is a must for any network administrator. Because Microsoft Windows is the dominant operating system, we will show you how to configure a Windows client to use TCP/IP. The information in this section assumes that you already have Windows 2000 running on the client.

Because you are likely using Plug and Play network interface cards, Microsoft Windows 2000 automatically installs TCP/IP on your machine. In this case, you can skip ahead to the discussion in Chapter 4 on how to use the TCP/IP utilities to confirm that your system is up and running properly.

If, however, you want to look at or change some of the configuration settings or if TCP/IP ...

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