Deployment: Windows Firewall and Group Policy

General Deployment information Because I support the Windows Firewall I often get asked for guidance on deploying it. David Bishop wrote a nice white paper on deploying the Windows Firewall so I won’t repeat it all here but this is my go to link when I am asked about group policy or how to deploy… Read more

Understanding IPv6, 3rd Edition has been published!

I recently heard from Joe Davies that the 3rd edition of his Understanding IPv6 book is available!     This edition builds on the treasure trove of information found in Understanding IPv6, 2nd Edition, which included updates for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. Understanding IPv6, 3rd Edition also adds details for Windows 8, Windows… Read more

New Networking-related articles for the week of June 12 – June 18

Quite a variety of new articles were released this week, covering a number of networking technologies and operating system versions: 2523887 You may encounter file corruption issues when you use the Offline Files feature to synchronize data in Windows 7 2525835 MS11-047: Vulnerability in Microsoft Hyper-V could cause denial of service: June 14, 2011 2535094… Read more

The Windows Firewall Service Fails to start – Introduction

There can be several causes that will prevent the Windows Firewall from starting and I will attempt to cover them in this series of five blog posts. In this first post, I will cover Windows XP and Windows Vista / Windows 7 separately as they are two different services. Last I will cover one issue… Read more

New Networking-related articles for the week of May 8 – May 15

This week, I have two new networking-related articles to share with you: 2524426 MS11-035: Vulnerability in WINS could allow remote code execution: May 10, 2011 2550500 Editing the properties for a network adapter may result in unedited adapters being paused/restarted on Windows Vista and Server 2008 – Mike Platts… Read more

New Networking-related articles for the week of March 6 – March 12

I have two new articles to share with you this week: 2506718 A device may be displayed as the default icon on the network map when the network has more than 10 hosts 2512089 Offline File Synchronization – In Windows 7 the “Work Offline/Work Online” option button disappears from Windows Explorer after an offline /… Read more

Technology Details and Solutions on TechNet

I recently read a post by Joseph Davies over at the WSiX Network Connection blog about a resource on TechNet I hadn’t seen before that many of our readers may be interested in. The Windows Server Information eXperience guys have been hard at work updating the Networking and Access Technologies page on TechNet. This is… Read more