Fresh on the Web and Download Center: Windows Server 2012 Core Network Companion Guide: Group Policy Deployment

The Windows Server 2012 Core Network Companion Guide: Group Policy Deployment is now published: On the Web at In Word format in the Microsoft Download Center at This guide, which is authored by veteran Windows Server writer Judith Herman, provides instructions for deploying Group Policy settings to a set of client computers or users…


Windows Server 2008 R2 Wireless Guide Now Available in Word Format

No, you haven’t entered a time warp – this blog post is about a guide for Windows Server 2008 R2 – and not for Windows Server 2012. This guide was previously published only in HTML format, but now you can download the Windows Server 2008 R2 Core Network Companion Guide: Deploying 802.1X Authenticated Wireless Access…

New BranchCache Hosted Cache Mode Guide Published on the Web

The Windows Server 2012 Core Network Companion Guide: Deploying BranchCache Hosted Cache Mode, is now live on the Web at This deployment guide shows you how to build on your core network by deploying BranchCache in hosted cache mode in your branch offices. The scenario in this guide has Web and file servers in…

BranchCache FAQ

The BranchCache Frequently Asked Questions topic is now live in the TechNet Wiki at  


Download the New Wireless Guide from the Microsoft Download Center

The 802.1X Wireless paper that I mentioned in my previous post, the Windows Server 2012 Core Network Companion Guide: Deploying Password-based 802.1X Authenticated Wireless Access, is now available for download in Word format from the Microsoft Download Center, at

New Windows Server 2012 Wireless Guide

It’s important to deploy wireless technologies in such a way that they provide both security and ease of use for people that are connecting wirelessly to your network. When you deploy wireless by using 802.1X authentication with Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol and Microsoft Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol version 2 – which, combined, are affectionately known…

Windows PowerShell Cmdlets for Networking

If you like to write scripts to accomplish administrative tasks for networking in Windows Server 2012, you might like this new topic that provides links to the command references for all of the Windows PowerShell commands for networking technologies: Windows PowerShell Cmdlets for Networking, in the Windows Server 2012 Technical Library at

New Quality of Service (QoS) documentation for Windows Server 2012

Over the last week, a lot of new QoS content published that provides guidance on how and when to configure QoS, Data Center Bridging (DCB), and other technologies on your physical or virtual network. Following is a list of content that is updated or new: Quality of Service (QoS) Overview, at This topic is updated…

Windows Server 2012 – What’s New in Hyper-V Virtual Switch

The topic “What’s New in Hyper-V Virtual Switch” is now available at This topic provides information on new features for manageability, security, isolation, visibility, and scalability to provide more effective Hyper-V deployment in your on-site or private, hybrid, or public cloud environments. New features include the Windows PowerShell commands you can use to configure…