Configuring TCP/IP is complex for users who do not understand the technical aspects of networking. Centralizing the configuration on a server makes it simpler for users to connect to the network, and it makes it simpler for you to support your network.
The configuration service is the foundation service of a departmental network. It allows you to control the configuration of every system in your department. This simplifies the task of running a departmental network, and it allows you to point your clients to your other servers.
In the next chapter, the most fundamental of the other departmental services is configured. File sharing is the service that created the original demand for departmental networks.
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