A new private cloud version of the Windows Server 2012 base configuration test lab!

Great news TLG fans, Mikhail Komarov, my colleague and virtual machine MVP, has just published Test Lab Guide: Windows Server 2012 Base Configuration for Private Cloud in the TechNet Gallery. This new variant of the Windows Server 2012 Base Configuration TLG shows you how to create the Corpnet subnet as a set of virtual machines…


New Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V guidance articles and portal page

Hey TLG devotees, Well, I just couldn’t help myself… I have published new articles that provide Hyper-V configuration guidance for the following test lab environments: SharePoint Server 2013 three-tier farm Branch office Corpnet subnet for public cloud These new articles provide diagrams, steps, and links to detailed procedures so that you can more easily build…


Guidance for creating test labs using Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012

Hey TLG fans, Test lab guides are deliberately designed to be independent of how you put them together. For example, you can use physical components (computers and switches/hubs), virtual components (virtual machines and virtual networks/switches), or a combination. For virtual components, you can use the virtualization technology of your choice. With the rise in adoption…

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Configure the Contoso Branch Office TLG now available

Hey TLG fans, I just published the Test Lab Guide: Configure the Contoso Branch Office in the TechNet Wiki. With this new modular TLG, you do the following: Set up two computers acting as routers (RTR1 and RTR2) and two new subnets for a simulated WAN link (Wannet subnet) and for the branch office (Branchnet…

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Spotlight on the Windows Server 2012 TLG stack

Hey TLG and Windows Server fans, Have you seen the Windows Server 2012 TLG stack lately? It’s HUGE and filled with content that lets you build out and demonstrate tons of great new Windows Server 2012 features. Right now, there are 30 modular TLGs (including the Windows Server 2012 base configuration TLG) and 4 TLG…


Installing Exchange Server 2013 TLG now available

Hey TLG and Exchange fans, Test Lab Guide: Install Exchange Server 2013 is a new modular Test Lab Guide (TLG) published in the TechNet Wiki. With this new TLG, you do the following: Install Microsoft Office 2013 Professional (evaluation version) on CLIENT1 Add a new server named EX1 and join it to the corp.contoso.com domain…

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New TLG for System Center Service Manager 2012 SP1

Hey TLG devotees, Aly Ghoneim just published the Test Lab Guide: System Center Service Manager 2012 SP1 in the TechNet Gallery. This new TLG tells you how to set up System Center Service Manager 2012 SP1, starting with the Windows Server 2012 Base Configuration and ending with a demonstration of creating and resolving a service…

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Two additional TLGs for Windows Server 2012

Hey TLG nuts, There are two additional Test Lab Guides (TLGs) for Windows Server 2012 that I recently found out about and wanted to share. Here they are: Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate DirectAccess with Network Access Protection  This is part of the Remote Access in Windows Server 2012 TLG stack. Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate Volume Activation Services …


Contributing to TLGs Part 7: Creating a TLG portal page in the TechNet Wiki

Another way to contribute to Microsoft Test Lab Guides (TLGs) is to publish a TLG portal page in the TechNet Wiki. A TLG portal page is the central location that shows a TLG stack and links to all of the associated TLG content for a product, technology, or solution. Here are some examples: DirectAccess Test…


Introducing the SharePoint Server 2013 Business Intelligence TLG stack!

Hey TLG and SharePoint fans, My esteemed colleagues Mike Plumley and Joanne Hendrickson on the SharePoint writing team have just published the SharePoint Server 2013 Business Intelligence TLG stack, a collection of 11 new TLGs that build out and demonstrate the business intelligence features of SharePoint Server 2013: Create a Business Intelligence Baseline Environment Configure…

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