New icon set for the latest SharePoint 2013 TLGs is now available

The latest refresh of the TLGs for SharePoint 2013 contain a new version of lab configuration figures that replace: with:   This look and style uses a new set of standard icons that are now appearing in Microsoft Office and Exchange Server content. Feel free to use these icons in figures for your blog posts,…

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New TLG mini-module for Cross-Forest Certificate Enrollment published

Hey TLG and AD CS fans, My long-time colleague Kurt Hudson has just published the Test Lab Guide Mini-Module: Cross-Forest Certificate Enrollment using Certificate Enrollment Web Services. This detailed article describes how to obtain certificates in one AD DS domain (corp.contoso.com) for use in a different and untrusted AD DS domain (litwareinc.com). This article also describes how…

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SharePoint Server 2013 TLG stack refreshed

The SharePoint Server 2013 Test Lab Guide (TLG) stack has been refreshed for the released version of SharePoint Server 2013. Here is the current stack diagram (click on it for a larger version):   The updates include the following: Additional links to software and hardware requirements for Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7, SQL Server…

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Windows Server 2012 Base Configuration TLG updated based on your feedback

Tom Shinder and I recently heard from two people about a typo in a Windows PowerShell command line that assigned an incorrect IP address in the Windows Server 2012 Base Configuration TLG. Thanks to them, I am happy to report that we have updated the TLG in the Microsoft Download Center to correct the errant…

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New mini-module for installing Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG) on EDGE1 published

Hey TLG enthusiasts, I recently published Installing Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG) 2010 on EDGE1. This new Test Lab Guide mini-module takes you through downloading and installing Forefront UAG 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) on the EDGE1 computer. After it is installed, you can begin experimenting with Forefront UAG 2010 remote access or reverse proxy scenarios or TLG authors (like myself) can use it…

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New recommendations for TLG stack diagrams

Hey TLG fans, In keeping up with the new look and feel here at Microsoft, I have been slowly changing the TLG stack diagrams from the old style:   to the new style:   Because inquiring minds want to know, here are the new colors for TLG stack diagrams for the different types of TLG…

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Contributing to TLGs Part 6: Writing a TLG mini-module

Another way to contribute to Microsoft Test Lab Guides (TLGs) is to publish a TLG mini-module in the TechNet Wiki. A TLG mini-module is a modular TLG that just includes the essential configuration steps to get an existing and working test lab to a new working configuration, skipping the demonstration steps. In contrast, a typical…

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Spotlight on the new Remote Access in Windows Server 2012 TLG stack

My colleagues on the Windows Server writing team have published a set of six Test Lab Guides (TLGs) to build out and demonstrate the key functionality of Remote Access in Windows Server 2012, which includes DirectAccess and traditional virtual private network (VPN) connections with Routing and Remote Access. Here they are: Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate DirectAccess Single…

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Two new TLGs for SharePoint Server 2013 published

Hey TLG enthusiasts, The following new TLGs for SharePoint Server 2013 have been published: Demonstrate Social Networking Features of SharePoint Server 2013 Get an introduction to the social features in SharePoint Server 2013 and step-by-step instructions for configuring and then demonstrating My Sites, Newsfeeds, Community Sites, and Team Site feeds. Thanks to my SharePoint writing…

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