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Designing a TCP/IP Network

Updated: March 28, 2003

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

The TCP/IP protocol suite defines industry standard networking protocols for data networks, including the Internet. Determining the best design and implementation of your TCP/IP network ensures optimal reliability, availability, scalability, security, and performance for your enterprise. You can also start to explore the next generation of the Internet layer protocol of the TCP/IP protocol suite — IP version 6 (IPv6) — by introducing Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 IPv6 into part of your IPv4 network.

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Related Information

  • For more information about IP configuration strategies using Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), see "Deploying DHCP" in this book.

  • For more information about using Domain Name System (DNS) for name resolution, see "Deploying Domain Name System (DNS)" in this book.

  • For more information about using Windows Internet Name Service (WINS) for name resolution in networks that support clients running Microsoft® Windows NT®, see "Deploying WINS" in this book.

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