This book is intended for the following audiences:
- Microsoft Windows XP and Windows .NET Server 2003 networking consultants and planners: This includes anyone who will be planning for an eventual IPv6 migration with Windows XP and the Windows .NET Server 2003 family of operating systems.
- Microsoft Windows network administrators: This includes anyone who manages an IPv4-based network and wants to gain technical knowledge about IPv6 and the Windows .NET Server 2003 family implementation.
- Microsoft Certified Systems Engineers (MCSEs) and Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCTs): Regardless of the eventual IPv6 content for Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC) courseware for the Windows .NET Server 2003 family, this book can be a standard reference for MCSEs and MCTs for IPv6 technology.
- General technical staff: Because this book is mostly about IPv6 protocols and processes, independent of its implementation in the Windows .NET Server 2003 family, general technical staff can use this book as an in-depth primer on IPv6 technologies.
- Information technology students: This book originated as courseware for internal Microsoft software developers, testers, and program managers, and retains its capability to be a textbook for IPv6 courses taught at an organization or educational institution.