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Vista Configuring and Troubleshooting TCP/IP Networking

This tutorial focuses on managing local area connections, which are used to communicate on a network. For local area networking to work properly, you must install networking components and configure network communications using Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Domain Name System (DNS), and Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS). DHCP is used for dynamic configuration of networking and Internet Protocol (IP) address settings. Both DNS and WINS provide name resolution services, with DNS being the preferred service and WINS being maintained for backward compatibility with earlier releases of the Microsoft Windows operating system.