chapter 21: managing TCP/IP networking
- Installing TCP/IP networking
- Configuring TCP/IP networking
- Managing Network Connections
- Troubleshooting and testing network settings
As an administrator, you enable networked computers to communicate by using the basic networking protocols built into Windows Server 2008. The key protocol you'll use is Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP). TCP/IP is actually a collection of protocols and services used for communicating over a network. It's the primary protocol used for internetwork communications. Compared to configuring other networking protocols, configuring TCP/IP communications is fairly complicated, but TCP/IP is the most versatile protocol available.
Note Group Policy settings can affect your ability to install and manage TCP/IP networking. The key policies you'll want to examine are in User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Network\Network Connections and Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Group Policy. Group Policy is discussed in chapter 36, "Managing Group Policy."
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