Chapter 2

Performing Basic Network Tasks


Bullet Viewing network properties on Windows Server 2019

Bullet Connecting to other networks and using virtual private networks

Bullet Managing and configuring network connections in Windows Server

System administrators are expected to know the basic ins and outs of how to configure networking on a Windows server. You may need to change the IP address on a server for instance. Certain servers should have their addresses set statically. These are generally going to be critical infrastructure systems like Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Domain Name Server (DNS), and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) servers.

In this chapter, I cover how to do the basic configuration on a network interface card and delve into some other neat things that you can do with networking in Windows Server 2019.

Viewing Network Properties

Looking at the properties of your network adapter gives you a quick and simple way to see how your system is configured to communicate on your network. To look at your network properties in Windows Server 2019, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Start Menu, and then click the gear icon to open the Settings menu.
  2. Click ...

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