Install the AppleTalk protocol and routing

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To install the AppleTalk protocol and routing

  1. Open Network Connections.

  2. Right-click any Local Area Connection icon, and then click Properties.

  3. On the General tab, click Install.

  4. In Select Network Component Type, click Protocol, and then click Add.

  5. In Select Network Protocol, click AppleTalk Protocol, and then click OK.


  • To open Network Connections, click Start, point to Settings, and click Network Connections.

  • There are two additional AppleTalk networking components in Services for Macintosh: File Server for Macintosh and Print Server for Macintosh. To fully integrate all three AppleTalk networking components, see Related Topics.

  • Installing the AppleTalk protocol on a LAN connection installs and enables it for all LAN connections on your computer. To uninstall AppleTalk, right-click the connection icon, click Properties, and clear the AppleTalk Protocol check box.

  • You can install the AppleTalk protocol without installing File Server for Macintosh or Print Server for Macintosh. For example, you can install the AppleTalk protocol for routing purposes only, or for dial-up (AppleTalk over PPP) purposes only, without needing to install or run File Server for Macintosh or Print Server for Macintosh.

  • By installing Print Server for Macintosh, you automatically install the AppleTalk network protocol.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

See Also


Configure AppleTalk protocol
Install Print Server for Macintosh
Install File Server for Macintosh
Checklist: Installing and configuring AppleTalk networking and routing