Define the components of networking services and the basics of designing a network foundation.
Designing the Network Foundation for DHCP
Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server offers a number of networking services that address specific requirements within an organization.
Some are fundamental, such as TCP/IP, which is required when you plan to implement the Windows 2000 Active Directory directory service. Other networking services, such as RRAS, address more specific needs, like providing remote user connectivity.
You can create a networking services solution to fulfill the particular connectivity needs of your organization.
To design a solution, you must translate the goals of your organization into functional requirements and specifications.
History of Windows 2000 Advanced Server
Windows 2000 Advanced Server was first released by Microsoft in February 2000 as part of the Windows 2000 family of operating systems. It was designed for use in large organizations and data centers, offering improved scalability, reliability, and security over previous versions of Windows.
In 2003, Microsoft released Windows Server 2003, which replaced Windows 2000 Advanced Server as the flagship server operating system. However, Windows 2000 Advanced Server continued to receive support and updates from Microsoft for several years.
In July 2010, Microsoft officially ended support for Windows 2000 Advanced Server, meaning that it would no longer receive security updates or other support from Microsoft. At this point, organizations that were still using Windows 2000 Advanced Server were encouraged to upgrade to a more recent version of Windows Server. Since the end of support for Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Microsoft has continued to release new versions of Windows Server, including Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2016, and Windows Server 2019. These newer versions offer improved performance, security, and features over previous versions of Windows Server.
Today, Windows 2000 Advanced Server is considered to be a legacy operating system and is no longer supported or recommended for use in production environments. However, it remains an important part of the history of Microsoft Windows and server operating systems, as it paved the way for future versions of Windows Server and helped to establish Microsoft as a leader in the server market.
Components of networking services
The foundation of your networking services design is based upon services that are common to all designs. These services include:
They are described in detail in the following series of images.
Remote Access Services
In the next lesson, you will define the network services that help manage Internet and remote connectivity.