As mentioned before, NT has the capabilities for a wide range of services, some of which implement TCP/IP functions and protocols that were introduced in our discussion of TCP/IP. Key services you may be tested on include DHCP, DNS, WINS and IIS (web services).
An analogy to assist you in understanding all of these software-based services might be the following:
We understand that when we have phone service we can order many add on features, such as call waiting, call forwarding, text messaging and voice mail, add music while on hold and caller identification, busy forwarding, no answer forwarding, 3-way calling and even block unwanted calls.
All of these services are based on having the primary phone service available. Each feature is a service that can be utilized by choice or need and are often available in the form of a package.
This is the case with network services. Each service is dependant on first having the primary service (operating system) available. After the basic service is established the various features (options) can be used as needed. In each server operating system there are services (software packages) to install and configured for each item that the network administrator wishes to utilize.
In addition to the network communication services mentioned some additional services in NT include:
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