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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Updates to the Demonstrate IPv6 TLG and addressing guidelines for the Contoso Corporation

Hey TLG fans, I just updated the Demonstrate IPv6 TLG, its associated extensions (DHCPv6, IPv6-only), and the IPv6-only mini-module to use the 2001:db8::/64 prefix for the Corpnet subnet, rather than 2001:db8:0:1::/64. This change was made so that IPv4 and IPv6 addressing for the sites and subnets of the Contoso Corporation are consistent, which is based…

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New IPv6 Test Lab Guide extension: Demonstrating DNS Zone Transfers over IPv6

I just published the Demonstrating DNS Zone Transfers over IPv6 extension for the IPv6 Test Lab in the TechNet Wiki. With this extension, you configure DC1, the DNS server for the corp.contoso.com domain, to allow zone transfers to the IPv6 address of APP1. You then add the DNS Server service to APP1 and configure a secondary…

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Introducing Test Lab Guide Mini-Modules

The Test Lab Guide (TLG) initiative defines a modular TLG, which is designed to take you through the installation and configuration of a technology or component, demonstrate its functionality, and leave you with a working test lab environment for further experimentation and hands-on learning. However, in some cases you already have the expertise and just want to…

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"Windows Server: The Power of Integration" TechNet Magazine article highlights the value of Test Lab Guides

Windows Server: The Power of Integration in TechNet Magazine describes how you can use multiple features and technologies of the Windows client and server platforms to create new value in the form of a solution that addresses an IT capability or business need. This article highlights the DirectAccess with Network Access Protection (NAP) Solution guide that I authored…

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IPv6 Test Lab Extension: Demonstrating an IPv6-only Environment

I just published the Demonstrating an IPv6-only Environment extension for the IPv6 Test Lab in the TechNet Wiki. With this extension, you reconfigure DC1, the native IPv6 router for the Corpnet and Corpnet2 subnets, to stop advertising address prefixes and act as a DHCPv6 server to assign IPv6 addresses and the IPv6 address of a DNS server…

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IPv6 Test Lab Extension: Demonstrating DHCPv6

I just published the Demonstrating DHCPv6 extension for the IPv6 Test Lab in the TechNet Wiki. This extension reconfigures DC1, the native IPv6 router for the Corpnet and Corpnet2 subnets, to stop advertising address prefixes and act as a DHCPv6 server. Additionally, you configure DC1 with a DHCPv6 option for the IPv6 address of a DNS…

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IPv6 Test Lab portal page published

With the Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate IPv6 creating an IPv6 test lab environment and two IPv6 test lab extensions on the way, I published the IPv6 Test Lab for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 topic in the TechNet Wiki. This topic shows the IPv6 test lab configuration and has places to link to…

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Remote Access VPN Test Lab Extension: Adding IPv6 Connectivity

Just on a whim, I asked myself: How easy would it be to add IPv6 connectivity to the new Remote Access VPN Test Lab configured from the Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate Remote Access VPNs? The result, after a few hours effort, is the newly published Remote Access VPN Test Lab Extension: Adding IPv6 Connectivity. This…

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Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate IPv6

The Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate IPv6 (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=9db5abdf-80e0-4c3e-9204-69c6c65e2195) is now available. This new modular TLG demonstrates the following: The default IPv6 behavior of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 on a multi-subnet IPv4-only intranet The use of the Intra-Site Automatic Tunnel Addressing Protocol (ISATAP) on an IPv4-only intranet The use of native IPv6 addressing and routing on…

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