Always On VPN and DirectAccess Features Comparison

Windows Server and Windows 10 version 1709 are now released, and with these releases come some great new features for Virtual Private Networks in Windows 10. With Windows 10 VPN, you can create Always On VPN connections so that remote computers and devices are always connected to your organization network when they are turned on…

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RAS Gateway GRE Tunnel Throughput and Performance

With today’s release of Windows Server, version 1709, comes a new topic about Remote Access Server (RAS) Gateway performance when configured with Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE). The performance tests discussed in this new topic were completed on Hyper-V hosts and Virtual Machines (VMs) running Windows Server 1709 in a non-Software Defined Networking (SDN) based test…

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What’s New in SDN for Windows Server 1709

Windows Server version 1709 released today, October 17, 2017 – and with this release there is a new feature for Software Defined Networking (SDN) named Virtual Network Encryption. Note: The Windows Server version number 1709 means year 2017, month September, or 09. Virtual Network Encryption provides the ability for the virtual network traffic to be…

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Windows Container Networking for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016

Windows Container Networking allows you to create and manage networks for connecting container endpoints on both Windows 10 and Windows Server hosts by using standard industry tools and workflows. Windows container networks support multiple topologies, including private, flat-L2, and routed-L3. Also supported are overlays that you can create locally on the host by using Docker,…

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SDN Troubleshooting: UDP Communication and Changing Network Controller Cert

In his fourth guest appearance on this blog, Microsoft Senior Program Manager Anirban Paul provides the following advice on how to restore failed UDP communication and how to change the certificate used by Network Controller. This information might be useful for you if you’ve deployed Software Defined Networking (SDN) with Windows Server 2016 Datacenter. *****…

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Guarded Fabric and Shielded Virtual Machines in Windows Server 2016

With the popularity of Hyper-V and Virtual Machines (VMs) deployed on virtual networks, it’s important to ensure the security of the VMs that are running in your environment. As a Cloud Service Provider (CSP) or Enterprise private cloud administrator, you can use Guarded Fabric in Windows Server 2016 to provide a more secure environment for…

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Central Management of Network Policies for All of Your Network Access Servers With NPS

Do you need to deploy a bunch of 802.1X wireless access points for your organization? Or maybe 802.1X-capable Ethernet switches? How about Remote Access VPN servers on physical computers or virtual machines (VMs)? Or maybe you’re using dial-up servers? In all of these cases, you can use Network Policy Server (NPS) in Windows Server 2016…

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Manage Network Bandwidth Across Active Directory Infrastructure with QoS Policy

You can use QoS Policy as a central point of network bandwidth management across your entire Active Directory infrastructure by creating QoS profiles, whose settings are distributed with Group Policy. Policy-based QoS is the network bandwidth management tool that provides you with network control – based on applications, users, and computers. Policy-based QoS takes advantage…

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Deploy Always On VPN with Windows 10 Clients and Windows Server 2016

One of the new features of the Windows 10 Virtual Private Network (VPN) client is the ability to sustain an “always on” VPN connection to your organization network. The always on feature lets you remotely manage VPN clients, because if the remote computer is turned on and Internet connected, it’s available to manage. This feature is…

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How to Update and Backup/Restore Software Defined Networking Infrastructure

After you deploy Software Defined Networking (SDN), you need to periodically install Windows updates on all of the operating system components of the SDN system. This includes the SDN enabled Hyper-V hosts, Network Controller virtual machines (VMs), Software Load Balancer Multiplexor (MUX) VMs, and Remote Access Services (RAS) Multitenant Gateway VMs. It is critical that…

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