Defining a Client Connectivity Strategy

The purpose of this chapter is to help you determine a strategy for connecting client computer configurations to a Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Server network in an enterprise environment. Those involved in the logical design of the enterprise network need to become familiar with the recommendations described in this chapter. These recommendations apply to both large and small organizations.

To get the most from reading this chapter, you need to have a basic knowledge of Windows-based clients and networks. You also need to be familiar with TCP/IP addressing methods, remote connectivity methods, and Routing and Remote Access service. Some knowledge of NetWare networks and protocols is also helpful.

In This Chapter

Client Connectivity Overview

Basic Client Connectivity

Advanced Client Connectivity

Remote Network Connection Methods

Planning Task List for Client Connectivity

Chapter Goals

This chapter will help you develop the following planning document:

  • A client connectivity strategy for client computer configurations.
  • For more information about Microsoft® Windows® 2000 TCP/IP, see the Microsoft ® Windows ®  2000 Server Resource Kit TCP/IP Core Networking Guide .

  • For more information about Windows 2000 Routing and Remote Access, see the Microsoft ® Windows ®  2000 Server Resource Kit Internetworking Guide .