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Is it possible to configure Windows 2000 Server with two LAN cards?

Is it possible to configure Windows 2000 Server with two LAN cards? How does this then work with WINS and DNS?

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Windows 2000 will easily support two LAN cards -- this is called a "multi-homed" server. By default, the DNS service will listen for requests received on all active NICs, though you can restrict this so that the server will answer DNS queries received on only specific LAN interfaces as detailed here:  http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windowsserver2003/library/ServerHelp/f6ec178e-067e-4537-9fee-776b1388d99e.mspx. WINS servers require additional configuration in a multi-homed server, see the following Microsoft KB for more information:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/139380/EN-US/.

This was first published in May 2005

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