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Checklist: Configuring TCP/IP

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Checklist: Configuring TCP/IP

 

Step Reference

Review TCP/IP concepts such as IP addressing, subnet masks, and default gateways.

Understanding TCP/IP

Review TCP/IP name resolution concepts and options for resolving NetBIOS and DNS names to IP addresses.

Name Resolution

Determine how computers on your network will obtain IP addresses.

DHCP

Determine how computers on your network will register and resolve NetBIOS names.

WINS

Determine how computers on your network will resolve and register DNS names.

DNS

Determine how this computer will be used with your TCP/IP network.

Configuring TCP/IP

Verify that network adapter hardware is installed, or install hardware if needed.

Hardware overview

Verify that network adapter hardware is installed, or install hardware if needed.

Configuring devices

Determine whether you will configure TCP/IP properties manually, dynamically, or automatically.

Configure TCP/IP

If you decide to manually configure TCP/IP, obtain and record the following TCP/IP information from your network administrator:

  • IP address

  • Subnet mask

  • Default gateways

  • DNS servers

  • DNS domain

  • WINS servers

 

If you decide to manually configure TCP/IP, configure IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway settings.

Configure TCP/IP for static addressing

If you decide to manually configure TCP/IP, use WINS to obtain and resolve NetBIOS names.

Configure TCP/IP to use WINS

If you decide to manually configure TCP/IP, use DNS to obtain and resolve DNS names.

Configure TCP/IP to use DNS

(Optional) Configure additional or secondary methods to obtain and resolve NetBIOS names.

Advanced configuration

(Optional) Configure additional or secondary methods to obtain and resolve DNS names.

Advanced configuration

Use the ipconfig /all command to verify all current TCP/IP network configuration values.

Ipconfig

Use the ping command to verify that you have TCP/IP installed and working properly.

Test a TCP/IP configuration by using the ping command

Use the nslookup command to verify that you are able to obtain and resolve DNS names.

TCP/IP utilities; Verify DNS registration for domain controllers using the nslookup command

Review Internet Protocol security (IPSec) concepts, and then configure IPSec for TCP/IP.

Internet Protocol Security (IPSec)

The Windows Server 2003 family includes the latest version of Internet Protocol (IP), known as IP version 6. For more information, see IP Version 6.

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