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  1. Introduction
  2. Capabilities
  3. Structure
  4. The Registry
  5. System and Configuration Files
  6. Security
  7. Application Support
  8. Requirements
  9. Installation
  10. Unattended Installation
  11. Booting
  12. Filesystems
  13. Programs
  14. Control Panel
  15. Tool
  16. Commands
  17. Customization
  18. Environment Variables
  19. Printing
  20. Performance
  21. System Services
  22. Permissions
  23. Groups
  24. User Rights and Auditing
  25. User Profiles
  26. Policies
  27. Network Model
  28. Resource Access
  29. Network Browsing
  30. Protocol Support
  31. RAS
  32. Networking
  33. Backups
  34. Events
  35. Error Handling
  36. Diagnostic Tools
  37. Items to Memorize
  38. Terms
  39. Credits

Windows NT Workstation Networking

Network Configuration tabs

The control panel, network applet provides the following tabs.

  • Protocols - Allows the viewing, deletion, or addition of transport protocols that are installed on the system such as NetBIOS, IPX/SPX, or TCP/IP. Also the configuration of the protocol is done using the properties button here. For example, the IP address of the TCP/IP protocol suite can be set here. It can be manually configured or set to get its IP address from a TCP/IP server.
  • Adapters - Allows installed NICs to be viewed.
  • Bindings - Binding priority may be set here. Windows allows several protocols to be used for transport due to NDIS. Windows will use the check the bindings in order of their priority and use the best one depending on the machine and service being connected to.
  • Identification - Allows viewing and changing of the computer name (NetBIOS name) and the NT domain or workgroup name.
  • Services - Used to install and display services on the system. Services include "Client for Microsoft Networks", "RPC", "Server", "Workstation", "Novell Client for Windows NT" and more.

Microsoft Networking Services

  • Microsoft Exchange - Mail services designed to work with Microsoft exchange server, but will work with other servers.
  • Internet Information Server (IIS) for Windows NT4.0 Server provides HTTP, FTP and gopher services.
  • Peer Web Services (PWS) for Windosw NT4.0 Workstation provides HTTP, FTP and gopher services.

Peer Web Services (PWS) Install Options

Peer web service is a "junior" version of internet information server (IIS) for NT workstation. Peer web services may be installed from the network applet in the control panel. The following services may be installed as part of the Microsoft peer web services package

  • Internet Service Manager and Internet Service Manager (HTML) - Provides for configuration and control of internet services such FTP and WWW. Internet Services Manager (HTML) allows services management through a web browser.
  • Key Manager - More security measures involving security keys may be configured.
  • Peer Web Services Install - Peer web services may be added or removed.
  • World Wide Web Service and WWW Service Samples - WWW or HTML pages are provided to the internet or intranet on this server. The Samples section contains sample HTML files.
  • Gopher Service - A text menu system for information presentation.
  • FTP (File Transfer Protocol) Service - Allows for file transfer between two computers.
  • ODBC Drivers and Administration - ODBS database applications may be administered and accesses using the WWW Service.