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DHCP for Windows 2000 by Neall Alcott

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Windows NT Workstation 4.0

Windows NT Workstation 4.0 is the desktop member of the Windows NT 4.0 family. It combines the power and reliability of Windows NT with the ease of use found in Windows 95.

The major difference between Windows NT Workstation 3.51 and 4.0 is the user interface. As you will see, many of the new features found in Windows NT Workstation 4.0 relate to the GUI.

Some NT Workstation 4.0 features include:

Windows 95 User Interface

Users now benefit from a single common user interface across all Windows platforms.

Windows NT Explorer

Replacing File Manager, NT Explorer displays all computer contents, including network connections, as a single hierarchical tree.

Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer is built in to the OS to provide Internet functionality to users.

System Policies and User Profiles

System policies provide a way for administrators to standardize and enforce system configurations. User profiles allow users to obtain the same customized desktop wherever they log on from.

Installing the Windows NT Workstation 4.0 DHCP Client

Windows NT Workstation 4.0 has a DHCP client built into its TCP/IP stack. During installation, a dialog box is displayed asking the user whether they want to use DHCP.

To install the DHCP client on Windows NT 4.0, follow these steps:

  1. Double-click My Computer.

  2. Double-click Control Panel.

  3. Double-click Network.

  4. The Network control panel applet is now displayed (see Figure 6.3). From the tabs along the top of the applet, select the Protocols tab.

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