New Networking-related articles for the week of October 10 – October 16

The drought appears to be over! I have quite a number of new networking-related articles to share with you this week: 2248145 IPsec connection in the IKEv1 tunnel mode fails from a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 2353808 The WINS replication operation fails on a failover cluster node that… Read more

New Networking-related KB articles since May 8

I’d like to apologize for not having any new KB articles to post for the past several weeks; some changes have been going on with the tools I use to find this information. Here are the most recent networking-related KB articles since my last entry on May 13th. I apologize in advance for any duplicates:… Read more

New Networking-related KB articles for the week of April 25 – May 1

I have a number of new networking-related KB articles for Windows to share this week: 974103 You cannot access the shared files or folders that are hosted on a Windows Server 2008-based or Vista-based computer if the path contains a junction point 980864 Some IPsec packets are dropped unexpectedly on a computer that is running… Read more

New Networking-related KB articles for the week of April 11 – April 17

After a couple weeks with no new networking-related Knowledge Base articles, the floodgates have opened once again! On a related note, I am considering reducing the frequency of this post to twice monthly to avoid creating blog posts to let you know we have no new KB articles for a given week. Feel free to… 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 October 14 – October 20

956803  MS08-066: Vulnerability in the Microsoft Ancillary Function driver could allow elevation of privilege 957095  MS08-063: Vulnerability in SMB could allow remote code execution 955427  Copy process is very slow when you copy large files from one computer to another computer in a high-bandwidth network environment if both computers are running either Windows Vista or… Read more

New Networking-related KB articles for September 15 – September 21

946887 A Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008-based computer cannot negotiate the security mode with the partner if you use a subnet address as a source address or as a destination filter address when you configure IPsec policy to use tunnel mode – Mike Platts… Read more

Introduction to the Microsoft IPSec Diagnostic Tool

The Microsoft IPSec Diagnostic Tool can help its users troubleshoot IPSec-related issues on a system.  It also captures non-IPSec parameters like system data, network interface, group policy, and Windows services like NAP, firewall, RRAS, Wireless, system events and policies.  On Windows Vista and Windows Server2008, it provides an interface to capture IKE logs. The tool… Read more

IPSEC Domain Isolation: A Test Study – Developing a Plan

This post is second in a series by David Pracht and Steve Martin.  To read the first post, click here. Developing a plan… We started by brainstorming about what we might need to consider in the environment. For example – Does the Forest or Domain level matter?  What exceptions will we need? Do we need… Read more

Overview of IPSec Rules in Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

IPSec is becoming increasingly popular and as a result we are seeing more support calls on it.  I wanted to give a brief overview of the IPSec wizard in the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security as well as provide some additional references.  IPSec is a great tool that can help in securing your network, however… Read more