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Chapter 22. Using a Windows 2000 Network > Windows 2000 Was Made to Network

Windows 2000 Was Made to Network

Aside from finally finding a use for the right button on the mouse, almost all the advancements in the Windows platform over the last 10 years have been made in the area of networking. Back in Windows version 3.1, network software was an expensive add-on product—an afterthought—cumbersome to install and manage. Not so anymore! Networking is built right into the heart of Windows 2000, such that Windows isn't even happy without a network attached.

Okay, I'm exaggerating. But the truth is, Windows 2000's personality does change for the better when it is connected to a network, and the change depends on the type of network to which it's attached. In this chapter, I'll show you how to use Windows 2000 networking and share tips for making the most of whatever type of network you have.


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