Microsoft Windows Server 2003 TCP/IP Implementation Details

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

Published: June 1, 2003 | Updated: June 13, 2006

Microsoft Corporation

This article describes the implementation of the TCP/IP protocol stack in the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 family and is a supplement to the Windows Server 2003 Help and Support Center and Technical Reference documentation. This article contains an overview of TCP/IP in Windows Server 2003 features and capabilities, a discussion of protocol architecture, and detailed discussions of the core components, network application interfaces, and critical client components and services. The intended audience for this article is network engineers and support professionals who are already familiar with TCP/IP. Except where noted, the TCP/IP implementation for Windows XP is the same as that for Windows Server 2003.

In This White Paper

Introduction (Microsoft Windows Server 2003 TCP/IP Implementation Details)

Capabilities and Functionality

Architectural Model

The NDIS Interface and Below

Core Protocol Stack Components and the TDI Interface

Network Application Interfaces

Critical Client Services and Stack Components

Appendix A: TCP/IP Configuration Parameters

Appendix B: NetBIOS over TCP/IP Configuration Parameters

Appendix C: Windows Sockets and DNS Registry Parameters

Appendix D: Tuning TCP/IP Response to Attack

Appendix E: Format of the Daytime Service Response String

Summary - Microsoft Windows Server 2003 TCP/IP Implementation Details