Use Windows PowerShell Commands in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2

Hi there – Using Windows PowerShell commands in Windows Server 2012 for basic administration and networking tasks can save a lot of time. This is true not only because you can script the tasks for application on multiple computers, but you also save time by not having to navigate through sometimes complex user interface (UI)…

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Deploy BranchCache Hosted Cache and Content Servers Using Windows PowerShell

If you're planning on deploying BranchCache in Hosted Cache Mode, you can use this post as a quick start guide to get your Content Servers and Hosted Cache Servers up and running quickly. To use these Windows PowerShell commands, you must have servers that are running Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2012. Note:…

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New Windows Server 2016 NIC and Switch Embedded Teaming User Guide for Download

The new Windows Server 2016 NIC and Switch Embedded Teaming User Guide is now available for download in Microsoft Word format in TechNet Gallery. This guide provides information about NIC Teaming and Switch Embedded Teaming (SET) in Windows Server 2016. NIC Teaming allows you to group between one and thirty-two physical Ethernet network adapters into…

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This ain’t your granddaddy’s Windows Server

It used to be that cars were relatively easy to diagnose and repair. I’m no mechanic, but I know that troubleshooting, diagnosing and repairing a ‘53 Chevy was much different than doing the same for a Toyota Prius. As the systems in cars have become more complex and interdependent, so too has Microsoft networking software….


Learning Roadmaps portal page in the TechNet Wiki is now available

Since we now have four Learning Roadmaps for networking technologies or features and more to come in the future, I have published a Learning Roadmaps portal page in the TechNet Wiki that provides an overview of Learning Roadmaps and links to the published and in-development Learning Roadmaps. Enjoy. Joe DaviesPrincipal Technical WriterWindows Server Information Experience  

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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 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj899807.aspx In Word format in the Microsoft Download Center at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36050 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…

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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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New "Learning Roadmap" content type and prototype for your review

To help novice or new-to-technology IT Pros, the Windows Server User Assistance Networking Writing team is investigating the use of a new type of topic known as a learning roadmap. The learning roadmap steps a novice or new-to-technology IT Pro through the sets of technologies that are associated with understanding and successfully deploying a Windows technology or end-to-end scenario….


Windows Server 2012 Server Certificate Deployment Guide Now Available in TechNet Gallery

The Windows Server® 2012 Core Network Companion Guide: Server Certificate Deployment is now available for download in Word format from TechNet Gallery at http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Windows-Server-2012-Core-e0970aa7 The Windows Server 2012 Core Network Guide provides instructions for planning and deploying the components required for a fully functioning network and a new Active Directory® domain in a new forest….

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Windows Server 2012 Wireless Deployment Guide Now Available in TechNet Gallery

The Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012 Core Network Companion Guide: Deploying Password-based 802.1X Authenticated Wireless Access, authored by Windows Server documentation writer Brit Weston, is now available for download in Word format in TechNet Gallery, at http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Windows-Server-2012-R2-d1611a2c This guide explains how to configure components that are included in Windows Server® 2012 R2 and…

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