After completing this chapter, you will be able to:
Configure network settings.
Configure a static IP address.
Report on current Windows firewall settings.
Configure Windows firewall settings.
On the Companion Disc The scripts used in this chapter are located on the CD that accompanies this book in the \scripts\chapter08 folder.
Windows Vista introduces major changes for networking, including new firewall services and Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6). These new capabilities also bring forth new challenges for network administrators. There are many new performance counter classes in Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) for working with IPv6 and modifications to existing networking ...