Microsoft Windows Server 2003 TCP/IP Implementation Details
Updated: July 6, 2005
Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2
Published: June 1, 2003 | Updated: June 13, 2006
This article describes the implementation of the TCP/IP protocol stack in the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 family and is a supplement to the Windows Server 2003 Help and Support Center and Technical Reference documentation. This article contains an overview of TCP/IP in Windows Server 2003 features and capabilities, a discussion of protocol architecture, and detailed discussions of the core components, network application interfaces, and critical client components and services. The intended audience for this article is network engineers and support professionals who are already familiar with TCP/IP. Except where noted, the TCP/IP implementation for Windows XP is the same as that for Windows Server 2003.