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Windows 2000 and Windows XP Networking Design Guide

This Network Design Guide describes how to design and create network device drivers for Windows operating systems prior to Windows Vista.

This guide includes the following sections:

Network Drivers (NDIS 5.1)

NDIS Miniport Drivers (NDIS 5.1)

NDIS Protocol Drivers (NDIS 5.1)

NDIS Intermediate Drivers (NDIS 5.1)

TDI Drivers

Connection-Oriented NDIS (NDIS 5.1)

Hook Drivers

IPv6 Firewall-Hook Drivers

Testing NDIS Drivers

The following sections also apply to network device drivers beginning with Windows Vista:

Installing and Upgrading Network Components

System Area Networks


For information about network device drivers for Windows operating systems beginning with Windows Vista, see Network Design Guide.



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