TLG for the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET 5.2) is now available

Hey TLG fans, Dan Cuomo, a Premier Field Engineer here at Microsoft, has just published the Test Lab Guide: Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET 5.2). The new TLG steps you through: A brief explanation of the EMET, an anti-vulnerability exploitation toolkit that can be layered onto the Windows operating system Setting up the Base Configuration…

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New set of hybrid cloud test environments

Hey TLG and Azure fans, When adapting the Test Lab Guides (TLGs) content for the upcoming new world of infrastructure as a service (IaaS), I originally moved the set of virtual machines for the Corpnet subnet to a cloud-only virtual network, essentially an isolated subnet connected to the Internet. The result was the Base Configuration…

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How the Azure Base Configuration Test Lab works

The Azure Base Configuration test lab, the latest incarnation of the base configurations for the Test Lab Guide (TLG) initiative, is hosted in a cloud-only virtual network in Microsoft Azure, rather than on a Hyper-V server on an isolated subnet or connected to your organization intranet. Here is its configuration. Advantages to running your test…

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Three Types of Base Configurations

Hey TLG fans, It is time clarify the different types of base configurations for Test Lab Guide (TLG) content. The base configuration is the standard starting point from which you can build test labs based on other TLGs from Microsoft, test lab extensions in the TechNet Wiki, or a test lab of your own design…

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New Base Configuration in Microsoft Azure!

Hey current and future Microsoft Azure fans, I just published the Base Configuration in Azure TLG, in which the base configuration computers are running as Azure virtual machines in a cloud-only Azure Virtual Network named TestLab. Now you can use a free trial subscription, your MSDN subscription, or your paid Azure subscription to build out the…

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Updated Base Configuration TLG for Windows Server 2012 R2

Hey TLG and Windows Server 2012 R2 fans, My colleagues Tim Quinn and Bill Mathers have updated and published the Test Lab Guide: Windows Server 2012 R2 Base Configuration, which tells you how to set up the Corpnet and Internet subnets with computers running Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1. The previous version of…

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New Windows Server 2012 base configuration test lab for public cloud technologies

To enable the use of public cloud technologies, such as Office 365 or Windows Azure, with test lab guide environments, I published the Configuring the Corpnet Subnet of the Base Configuration Test Lab for Public Cloud Technologies. This base configuration uses computers running Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. Due to the popularity of…

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Hydration Kit for base configuration test labs

Hey TLG and automation fans, Andrew Barnes, AKA Scriptimus Prime, has developed and published a hydration kit for building out the base configuration test labs for both Windows Server 2008 R2 with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2012 with Windows 8. Check out the CodePlex page to download the kit and Andrew’s blog post that…

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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…

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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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