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Windows Server® 2008 Administrator's Pocket Consultant by William Stanek

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Configuring TCP/IP Networking

A local area connection is created automatically if a computer has a network adapter and is connected to a network. If a computer has multiple network adapters and is connected to a network, you’ll have one local area connection for each adapter. If no network connection is available, you should connect the computer to the network or create a different type of connection.

Computers use IP addresses to communicate over TCP/IP. Windows Server 2008 provides the following ways to configure IP addressing:

  • Manually. IP addresses that are assigned manually are called static IP addresses. Static IP addresses are fixed and don’t change unless you change them. You’ll usually assign static IP addresses to Windows servers, and ...

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