Microsoft has developed an informal network model that is discussed in the Microsoft books and training materials. This informal model is never clearly stated. This model can be beneficial to people setting up local area networks (LANs) that are predominately using one of the operating systems in the Microsoft product line. The Microsoft network model attempts to simplify many concepts and in some cases this results in an incomplete and misleading understanding of the material.
Focuses on the Local Area network
The core areas that are discussed in Microsoft literature are