TNWiki Article Spotlight: Windows Server 2012 Test Lab Guides

Today, we have a bonus featured article: Windows Server 2012 Test Lab Guides.

The Windows Server 2012 (previously known as Windows Server "8") Test Lab Guides (TLGs) are a set of documents that describe how to configure and demonstrate the new features and functionality in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 Preview in a simplified and standardized test lab environment.

The test lab starts with the Windows Server 2012 Base Configuration test lab, which can consist of two subnets representing a simplified intranet and simulated Internet. The following figure shows the initial setup of the Windows Server 2012 test lab based on the Test Lab Guide: Windows Server 2012 Base Configuration.

Some key changes from the Windows Server 2012 base configuration test lab and the Windows Server 2008 R2 base configuration test lab are the following:

  • The configuration of a simplified public key infrastructure (PKI) has been removed. You can add this to your base configuration with the Windows Server 2012 mini-module: Basic PKI
  • Windows PowerShell command equivalents are now available in addition to the UI-based procedures.

For a list of all the Windows Server 2012 Test Labs, see the Windows Server 2012 Test Lab Guides article.

About the article:

  • 27 edits
  • Originally and mostly written by Joe Davies
  • Significant contributions from Kurt Hudson and Justin Hall
  • Total of 9 contributors


Go check out Windows Server 2012 Test Lab Guides, and let us know what you think!


- Ninja Ed

Comments (3)

  1. Thanks for writing about this one! 🙂

  2. I'm also following Joe Davies, and actually love his articles.. certainly those about SharePoint. For those who are interessted:…/sharepoint-server-2013-test-lab-guide-stack-refreshed.aspx


  3. Awesome! Thanks Gokan! I'm interviewing Joe for today!

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