Windows 2000 TCP/IP
The menu selection "Start", "Settings", "Network and Dial-up Connections" is used to configure TCP/IP. Two ways for a computer to get its IP address:
- Using DCHP from a DHCP server.
- Manual configuration.
NetBIOS Name Resolution - See the Network Certification Reference and the WINS Section in the Windows NT Server Reference
- Open the Control Panel.
- Run the "ADD/Remove Programs" applet.
- Click "Add/Remove Windows Components"
- Highlight "Networking Services" and click "Details".
- Select the "Windows Internet Name Service (WINS)" checkbox.
- Click OK and continue.
To make a Windows 2000 computer be a WINS Proxy, edit the registry at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Services/NetBT. Add the parameter "EnableProxy with a value type of REG_SZ with a value of 1.
WINS replication is configured using the WINS administrative tool. Select the WINS server to configure, then click "Action", "New Replication Partner". Select "Action" and "Properties" to configure when replication will occur. Types of partners:
- Push - Notifies its partner when its database changes.
- Pull - Requests database changes from the WINS server.
If one server is push, the other must be pull, and vice versa. The WINS administrative tool is used to monitor the WINS server. Can view the last replication data and time, NetBIOS queries received, and the actual database contents. The System Monitor may also be used to monitor the WINS server.
Use the "Network and Dial-up Connections" tool selected from "Start", and "Settings" to configure client computers to use WINS servers for NetBIOS name resolution.
DHCP Relay Agent
Used to forward DHCP requests through routers to the DHCP server. Usually the router is configured as the DHCP relay agent, but any computer on the segment to be serviced may be configured as the agent. The "Routing and Remote Access" administrative tool is used to install and configure the DHCP relay agent.
Windows 2000 server computers are configured as a router or RAS server five each of L2TP and PPTP ports are configured. A demand-dial interface is required for demand dial routing and requires a modem or VPN connection. The "Routing and Remote Access" tool must be used to create demand-dial interfaces and it is also used to configure ports. If the server is configured as a VPN server, 128 PPTP ports and 128 L2TP ports are configured. Up to 30,000 of each type of port can be supported.