TLGs: The gathering storm…

Just a quick note to remind test lab guide (TLG) fans out there that although it has been fairly quiet on the new content front lately, there are projects in the works here at Microsoft to produce new waves of TLG content in the future. While I cannot give specific details, I can say that the scope…


"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…


TMG Core Test Lab published by MVP Deb Shinder!

In the second of two high-quality test lab guides (TLGs), Microsoft MVP Deb Shinder has published the TMG Core Test Lab. In Deb’s own words: In this TMG Core Test Lab Guide module, we’ll install a single TMG Enterprise Edition firewall and then install Service Pack 1 and Update 1. Deb’s guide takes you through…


Test Lab Guide: Install Configuration Manager 2007 (community authored)

The Test Lab Guide: Install Configuration Manager 2007 is now available. This community-authored modular Test Lab Guide (TLG) from prolific contributor Fred Smithers describes how to install System Center Configuration Manager 2007 on APP1, using the SQL Server 2008 R2 modular TLG. Feel free to add to this topic or create your own modular TLGs or test…


"Community Test Lab Guide – Demonstrate Windows Server 2008 R2 VPN Reconnect" published by MVP Deb Shinder!

In the first of what we hope to be several high-quality test lab guides (TLGs) from the community, Microsoft MVP Deb Shinder has published Community Test Lab Guide – Demonstrate Windows Server 2008 R2 VPN Reconnect. In Deb’s own words: This community test lab guide will take you through the process of setting up the exciting…


New "Test Lab Guides in Development" section added to the main Test Lab Guides Wiki topic

With multiple people working on Test Lab Guides or extensions, Tom Shinder added a “Test Lab Guides in Development” section to the main Test Lab Guides Wiki topic. If you are developing Test Lab Guide content, please check here first to make sure that someone is not already developing similar content. If someone is already working…


Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate Remote Access VPNs, our first community-authored modular TLG!

The Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate Remote Access VPNs (http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/test-lab-guide-demonstrate-remote-access-vpns.aspx) is now available. This is a community-authored and published Test Lab Guide (TLG) from TechNet Wiki community member Fred Smithers. It uses the Base Configuration TLG and the Routing and Remote Access service in Windows Server 2008 R2 on EDGE1 to create a working test lab for…