The Windows Server 2008 Networking Suite is a layered set of four books for IT professionals that describes TCP/IP and associated network technologies in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista, from basic concepts, to deployment and troubleshooting, to the details of packet structure and protocol processes.  

 The titles in the Windows Server 2008 Networking Suite are the following:

Introductory Level

TCP/IP Fundamentals for Microsoft Windows

By Joseph Davies (Microsoft Download Center, 2008)

·     A structured, introductory approach to the basic concepts and principles of the TCP/IP protocol suite, how the most important protocols function, and their basic configuration in Microsoft Windows.

·    Contains an integrated discussion of both Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) and Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6).

 

Intermediate Level

Windows Server 2008 Networking and Network Access Protection (NAP)

By Joseph Davies and Tony Northrup with the Microsoft Networking Team (Microsoft Press, 2008)

·         Describes how to plan, deploy, operate and troubleshoot networks with Windows Server 2008. Includes detailed instructions for all major networking and network security services including IPv4 and IPv6, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Windows Firewall, Internet Protocol security (IPsec), quality of service (QoS), scalable networking, Domain Name System (DNS), Windows Internet Name Service (WINS), network authentication infrastructure, protected wired and wireless connectivity, remote access virtual private network (VPN) connections, and the new Network Access Protection (NAP) platform.

 

Advanced Level

Understanding IPv6, Second Edition

By Joseph Davies (Microsoft Press, 2008)

·         Delivers in-depth technical information on IPv6, from features and benefits to packet structure and protocol processes.

·         Describes how to modify default behaviors with registry values and tool commands.

·         Describes how to migrate to IPv6-based connectivity, with tips about coexistence with an IPv4-based network infrastructure.

 

 

Windows Server 2008 TCP/IP Protocols and Services

By Joseph Davies (Microsoft Press, 2008)

·         Delivers in-depth technical information on IPv4 and related Internet layer, Transport Layer, and network infrastructure protocols and processes.

·         Describes how these protocols and processes work for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista.

·         Describes how to modify default behaviors with registry values and tool commands.