New Test Lab Guide: Fabrikam Base Configuration published

Thanks to the efforts of my esteemed colleague Tom Shinder, the Test Lab Guide: Fabrikam Base Configuration is now available. This new test lab guide (TLG) extends the Base Configuration test lab by adding a second organization, the Fabrikam Corporation, to the test lab environment for modular TLGs or TLG stacks that demonstrate cross-organization IT capabilities. With the combination of…

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Two New Networking Guides Available in the Microsoft Download Center

The Windows Server Information Experience (WSiX) team has two new guides that are now available both on the Web and in the Microsoft Download Center. In the guide "Accomplish Goals with Windows Server Networking," you’ll find networking goals that are presented in plain English so that you can find the right documentation, even if you…

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Test lab troubleshooting scenario example for DirectAccess published

In this blog post, I described the test lab troubleshooting scenario and how it can be used to extend a troubleshooting test lab guide (TLG) and teach people troubleshooting techniques while they are ramping up technically or evaluating a new product, technology, or feature. I just published DirectAccess client cannot detect the intranet due to incorrect…

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Fabulous blog post on NLA and firewall profiles

If you are curious about NLA and firewall profile determination in Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7, see Network Location Awareness (NLA) and how it relates to Windows Firewall Profiles, a blog post written by Senior Support Escalation Engineer David Pracht. Thanks David! If you haven’t done so already, take a look at the…

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IPv6 Learning Roadmap now available

The IPv6 Learning Roadmap provides an organized and sequential list of Web and print resources that you can use to build your understanding of IPv6, starting with prerequisites and then adding level 100 (introductory), level 200 (intermediate), and level 300 (advanced) knowledge. . Each section contains an ordered list of steps. Each step contains a learning goal…

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Checking on the top support issues in Windows networking

The Product Quality Communication and Solution Assets (PQ CSA) team here at Microsoft recently created a set of RSS feeds that describe the current top support issues for products and support issue categories. To check for the top issues in Windows networking, click one of the following RSS feeds: Windows Server Windows Client Windows Client for IT…

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Networking topics updated in September 2010 based on your feedback

In this blog post, I described how you can provide us with ratings and comments for our topics on TechNet and MSDN through the Click to Rate and Give Feedback facility. In September 2010, the following Windows networking topics were updated based on your comments: ·          Configure Client Authentication and Certificate Mapping for IP-HTTPS Connections…

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