This module provided an overview of the key Microsoft Windows 2000 networking services.
It began by explaining the basic components of an infrastructure from the designer's perspective.
It then reviewed key networking technologies and the key criteria to consider when designing a network. By now, you should be able to:
- Define the components of networking services and the basics of designing a network foundation
- Define the network services that help manage access to the Internet and support remote users
- Define the tasks involved in creating an integrated networking services design
- Define how organizational goals map to specific design aspects
Here is a list of terms used in this module that may be new to you:
- WINS: Windows Internet Name Service. The name of the Microsoft NetBIOS Name Service. A WINS Server resolve NetBIOS names to IP addresses.
- NetBIOS: A session layer interface used to allow NetBIOS applications to work properly on TCP/IP based networks.
- VPNs: Virtual Private Networks. Virtual network connections established over public networks that allow for authentication and encryption of data.
VPNs use tunneling technology and private network communications take place inside the encrypted tunnel over the public network.
- RRAS: The Routing and Remote Access Service. A collection of network services relating to routing and remote access that are brought together into a single Microsoft Management Console.
- NAT: NAT enables private IP addresses to be translated into public IP addresses for traffic to and from the Internet.
- WinSock: The Windows Sockets Session Layer interface. Applications written for the WinSock interface use DNS hosts names for resource name resolution.
- SOCKS: The Sockets session layer interface. Microsoft Proxy Server 2.0 provides a SOCKS proxy for non-Microsoft clients to access Internet resources via the Proxy Server.
- DHCP: The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol is a series of network protocols and services that allow for automatic assignment of IP addressing information to TCP/IP network clients configured as DHCP Client computers.
- DNS: An hierarchical name service for TCP/IP hosts. DNS allows users to connect to network resources via friendly host names, rather than having to remember IP addresses for network servers.
In the next module, you will learn what is involved in designing a TCP/IP solution.