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…


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…


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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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…


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…


New mini-module for creating a second forest and domain published

Hey TLG fans, I have published the Test Lab Guide Mini-Module: Creating a second forest and domain. This new Test Lab Guide mini-module adds DC2 as a domain controller for the hr.contoso.com AD DS forest and domain on the Corpnet subnet. There is no trust relationships between this new forest and the existing corp.contoso.com forest. In this…


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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