This Windows Server 2012 NIC Teaming user guide provides information about NIC Teaming architecture, bandwidth aggregation mechanisms and failover algorithms, and a NIC Teaming management tool step-by-step buide. It also contains information about NIC feature support, including stateless task offloads and more complex NIC functionality. This guide does not apply to Windows Server 2012 R2, for which there is a different NIC Teaming guide.