VPN Interoperability guide for Windows Server 2012 R2

Introduction Microsoft® Windows® Server 2012 R2 industry standard IKEv2 tunnel for VPN connectivity (both point-to-site and site-to-site). This enables customers with existing third party VPN devices to easily deploy the Windows Server 2012 R2 VPN gateway and interoperate with these devices to perform branch-site networking. This document covers the working configurations for some of the… Read more

New Networking-related articles for the week of February 20 – February 26

Here are the latest networking-related articles I have to share this week: 2470853 IGMP v1 membership report packets are sent to incorrect destinations on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista 2487035 “0x00000027″ Stop error when you try to access earlier versions of shared files that are hosted on a remote… Read more

New Networking-related articles for the week of December 12 – January 1

Happy New Year! At long last, I’m back at work and armed with the latest content. Here are the latest networking-related articles for the past few weeks: 2440591 MS10-099: Vulnerability in Routing and Remote Access could allow elevation of privilege 2470540 The host record of a computer that has a static IP address and that… Read more

New Networking-related articles for the week of August 8 – August 14

Here are the most recently published networking-related articles: 978886 MS10-058: Vulnerabilities in TCP/IP could allow elevation of privilege 982214 MS10-054: Vulnerabilities in SMB Server could allow remote code execution 982316 An update is available for the Windows Telephony Application Programming Interface (TAPI) 982931 Some IP addresses on the network adapter are lost after you restart… Read more

New Networking-related KB articles for the week of February 28 – March 6

Here are the latest networking-related Knowledge Base articles for the week of February 28 through March 6: 980027 A Windows Server 2008 domain controller cannot allocate new ports when Server for NIS is running 978856 Error message when you try to start the Server service in Windows Server 2008 R2: “The network path was not… Read more

New Networking-related KB articles for the week of February 21 – February 27

Here are the most recently published networking-related Knowledge Base articles for the week of February 21 through February 27: 979272 FIX: Communication over an IPsec connection is broken unexpectedly when a client reconnects to the IPsec server within four minutes after the client restarts 977336 You cannot migrate or import the Hyper-V role and the… Read more

New Networking-related KB articles for the week of July 26 – August 1

This week, I have 4 new KB articles to share: 974080 DirectAccess Workaround for reaching IPv4 address checking sites 971383 Data loss occurs when the Winsock “recv” function returns 0 bytes if both the client-side and the server-side applications run on the same computer that is running Windows Server 2003 973839 32-bit applications do not… Read more

New Networking-related KB articles for the week of July 19 – July 25

I’m trying to resurrect this series of sharing the latest KB articles related to Windows networking technologies. I hope you find this to be helpful! There are only 2 such KB articles this week: 969632 Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) does not start in Windows XP, and you receive a message in the system event… Read more

Unable to ping the tunnel address of a Demand Dial Connection on Windows Server 2008 RRAS

Problem Description When a demand dial connection is setup between two RRAS servers each server receives an address from the pool of available addresses located on the server it is connecting to. When Server 2003 servers are used on both ends of the demand dial connection you are then able to ping from each server… Read more

Windows Server 2008 Technical Library

The Windows Server 2008 Technical Library is a great resource for finding information about performing common tasks and operations for Windows technologies.  The content in the networking section of this library offers some great information on many areas, like DHCP, Network Access Protection (NAP), Network Policy Server (NPS), Netsh, RRAS, SNMP, Windows Firewall with Advanced… Read more