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Physical Network Planning

Windows 2000 uses the TCP/IP protocol suite by default and Active Directory requires that you use TCP/IP. But there are other protocols. Windows 2000 also supports NWLink (IPX/SPX), NetBeui, and AppleTalk. Because TCP/IP is the most widely used protocol and the default for Windows 2000, this section will focus on implementing TCP/IP. You should keep in mind that other protocols may also be necessary to support legacy network applications on your LAN.

The first step in planning your TCP/IP network is to take stock of what you have now. Find out what you have in place—how many segments or rings, how many hosts, what protocols, and what capabilities of the routers or bridges used to connect the network together. You should also try to predict the amount of future growth to expect.


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