Troubleshooting Test Lab Guides—What Do You Think?

Test Lab Guides provide a method for you to try out a new product or technology and see how it works in your own test lab. When you use Test Lab Guides you see all the working parts, all the front-end and back-end components, and most importantly, see how that all work together to create…


Test Lab Guides win two Society of Technical Communication (STC) awards!

The following Test Lab Guide content has won awards from the Puget Sound Chapter of the Society of Technical Communication (STC): Test Lab Guides topic in the TechNet Wiki (Joe Davies, Tom Shinder, and Scott Somohano) Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate DirectAccess (Joe Davies) The STC is an independent professional association that advances the arts and sciences…


Test Lab Guide: Forefront Identity Manager 2010

The Test Lab Guide: Forefront Identity Manager 2010 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=205228) is now available. This modular Test Lab Guide (TLG) contains an introduction to Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) 2010 and step-by-step instructions for extending the Base Configuration test lab to include FIM 2010.   A huge thanks to Technical Writer Bill Mathers on the Active Directory Domain Services (AD…

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Test Lab Guide Virtualization Notes

If you’re not aware of Test Lab Guides, they’re part of a new initiative we have at Microsoft that is intended to make life easier for you when it comes to adopting new products and technologies. We realize that when you consider bringing in a new product and technology, you have to consider how long…


Test Lab Guide: Exchange Server 2010 with SP1

The Test Lab Guide: Exchange Server 2010 with SP1 (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=cfc05588-f52b-461b-9573-b903c4b9ab1e) is now available. This modular Test Lab Guide (TLG) contains an introduction to Exchange Server 2010 with SP1 and step-by-step instructions for extending the Base Configuration test lab to include a Exchange Server 2010 with SP1 server. You can now build out multi-product scenarios that…

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Test Lab Guide: Fabrikam Base Configuration

The Test Lab Guide: Fabrikam Base Configuration test lab guide (TLG) extends the Base Configuration test lab by adding a second organization, the Fabrikam Corporation, to the test lab environment. With this new TLG, you can create modular TLGs or TLG stacks that demonstrate cross-organization IT capabilities. With the combination of the Test Lab Guide: Base Configuration and the Test Lab Guide:…

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Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate UAG SP1 RC DirectAccess with Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol (SSTP) and Remote Desktop Gateway (RDG) Now Available

For all your Test Lab Guide fans – I’m happy to announce that we’ve released the new Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate UAG SP1 RC DirectAccess with Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol (SSTP) and Remote Desktop Gateway (RDG). This was a great Test Lab Guide to create. Why? First, it includes a number of technologies co-located on…


Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate UAG DirectAccess with SSTP

I’m happy to announce that we released the Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate UAG DirectAccess with SSTP Test Lab Guide today. You can find this Test Lab Guide at: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=206283 This Test Lab Guide provides you with step by step instructions on how to configure a combined UAG DirectAccess and SSTP server role. This is a…


Test Lab Guide: SQL Server 2008 R2

The Test Lab Guide: SQL Server 2008 R2 (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=b0a21212-f2dc-4ebb-97b4-de3db17dc6ef) is now available. This modular Test Lab Guide (TLG) contains an introduction to SQL Server 2008 R2 and step-by-step instructions for extending the Base Configuration test lab to include a SQL Server 2008 R2 server. You can now build out multi-product scenarios that require a SQL server…


DirectAccess Test Lab Guides Now Listed on Main TechNet DirectAccess Page

A great place to start learning about a new product or technology is to start on the main TechNet page for that product or technology. For that reason, we’ve decided to include links to all the DirectAccess Test Lab Guides on the main TechNet portal page for DirectAccess. We’ll continue to update this page as…