"Give Microsoft’s Scalable Networking Pack Another Look" article in Windows IT Pro Magazine

Tod Edwards, my colleague in Microsoft’s Customer Support Services (CSS) for many years, has published the following article in Windows iT Pro Magazine: Give Microsoft’s Scalable Networking Pack Another Look In this article, he describes the Receive-Side Scaling (RSS) and TCP Chimney Offload features and the best practices recommendations for using them. Thanks, Tod! Read…

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"How to disable IP version 6 (IPv6)" KB article updated for Microsoft recommendations

The How to disable IP version 6 (IPv6) or its specific components in Windows 7, in Windows Vista, in Windows Server 2008 R2, and in Windows Server 2008 Knowledge Base article has been updated with the following: The recommendation against disabling IPv6, which includes a link to the text explaining why in the IPv6 for…

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Windows PowerShell Script: Resolve IP address from Hostname

In this blog post, Brian Posey highlighted Windows PowerShell as an essential Windows networking skill going forward. In a new series of blog posts, we will highlight existing networking-based Windows PowerShell scripts in the Script Center Repository on TechNet and show how they can be used for basic or advanced networking capabilities either at the Windows PowerShell command prompt…

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Networking features of Windows Server 8 highlighted in PCMag.com article

Check out this article on PCMag.com, 10 Killer Windows Server 8 Features for IT Pros. Two of the ten killer features are networking-based: NIC teaming The ability to bundle sets of network adapters together and make them appear as a single network adapter for bandwidth aggregation and fault tolerance. Hyper-V Network Switch The ability to…

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