Windows 2000 Network Architecture

Microsoft® Windows® 2000 network architecture is composed of software components that provide networking abilities to the Windows 2000 operating system. This appendix describes the components, protocols, and interfaces within Windows 2000. In addition, it introduces the networking concepts that provide a foundation for the other chapters in this book to build upon.

In This Appendix

Overview of Windows 2000 Network Architecture

Network Driver Interface Specification

Network Protocols

Transport Driver Interface

Network Application Programming Interfaces

Interprocess Communication

Basic Network Services

  • For more information about SNA protocols, see "Interoperability with IBM Host Systems" in the Microsoft ® Windows ®  2000 Server Resource Kit Internetworking Guide .