Windows PowerShell Script: Test-Port

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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"Network Access Protection (NAP) Technical Overview" presentation at the Seattle Windows Networking Users Group

On Wednesday, Nov 2, I presented an technical overview of the Network Access Protection (NAP) technology to the Seattle Windows Networking User Group. We talked about the purpose of NAP, the different NAP enforcement methods, and then dove into the architecture and components of NAP, demonstrating autoremediation and limited access behaviors for a remote access VPN…

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Windows PowerShell Script: List Network Adapter Configuration Properties

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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Links to //build/ conference sessions on Jose Berreto’s blog

At the Windows //build/ conference last month, Windows Server product teams presented a number of sessions on Windows Server 8 topics, some of them networking-related. Check out this post on Jose Berreto’s blog for links to the recorded sessions: Links to //build/ sessions on Storage, Networking and Hyper-V Jose is a Principal Program Manager in the File…

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"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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Cool post about tracking DNS record deletion by Sneh Shah

Hey DNS fans, Microsoft Support Engineer Sheh Shah has published Tracking DNS Record Deletion in the Microsoft Enterprise Networking Team blog. This post describes in great technical detail the process of enabling auditing and viewing the audit events for Active Directory-integrated DNS zones. Very cool, in-depth technical content from those who know it best. Check it out….

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Networking topics updated based on your feedback-September 2011

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. Recently, the following Windows networking topics were updated based on your comments: Chapter 1 – Introduction to TCP/IP Chapter 2 – Architectural Overview of…

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