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Microsoft® Windows Server 2003: Administrator’s Companion by Jason Gerend, Sharon Crawford, Charlie Russel

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Configuring Networking Settings

Although most computers are properly set up for network access during Windows Setup, you might need to change these settings at some point—possibly immediately if the specified settings were wrong or incomplete. This section explains how to get a server running properly on a network.

Changing Your Network Identity

Change is sometimes necessary—although with a server, it’s better to spend your time planning first than to have to make changes later. However, as Robbie Burns might have said while reconfiguring his server, “The best laid schemes o’ mice and men gang aft a-gley.” So even with careful planning, you can discover that a machine needs to have a different name or needs to be joined to a different domain. ...

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