Securing BranchCache Data Stores on BranchCache Clients and Hosted Cache Servers

Are you using or considering BranchCache to improve remote site performance, but you have concerns about the security of the data that is cached on the remote servers?  James McIllece, a Senior Technical Writer on the Networking IT Pro writing team provides the following information about how the data is protected, and what you can…


Accomplishing your networking goals…

You’ve got a task to get done that involves networking and you’re just not sure where to start.  Sound familiar?  Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 have so many networking features and technologies that sometimes it can be difficult to identify the technologies and documentation you need to use in order to accomplish…


Changes to the DNS Client Service in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, The Cable Guy article for May 2010

The Cable Guy article for May 2010, titled “Changes to the DNS Client Service in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2,” is now available. Changes to the DNS Client service include new name devolution behavior, the Name Resolution Policy Table (NRPT), and DNS Security (DNSSEC). For a listing of the most recent The Cable Guy articles, click…


New DirectAccess Test Lab Extensions published in the TechNet Wiki

The following TechNet Wiki topics are extensions to the working DirectAccess test lab, as described in the Step By Step Guide: Demonstrate DirectAccess in a Test Lab: ·        DirectAccess Test Lab Extension: Selected Server Access Describes how to configure Selected Server access for DirectAccess clients of the corp.contoso.com domain. You configure and test additional end-to-end…


Networking topics updated in April 2010 based on customer support issues

In April 2010, the following topics have been updated based on Windows networking-related customer support issues: ·          Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems Feature Support Clarified information about the File Services role in Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems. Thanks to our Customer Service and Support (CSS) counterparts here at Microsoft for letting us know…


Networking topics updated in April 2010 based on your feedback

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. In April 2010, the following Windows networking topics have been updated based on your comments: ·         BranchCache Added note about BranchCache availability in different versions…


From Hollywood to how to set up a RADIUS infrastructure: An interview with Senior Technical Writer Jim McIllece

I recently talked with my teammate and long-time colleague Jim McIllece about his background as an IT consultant and his passion as a technical writer for Internet Authentication Service (IAS), Network Policy Server (NPS), and other networking technologies in Windows. Click here, and then click on the musical note graphic to open, download, and then play the audio file. Enjoy!…


New DNS content is now available

Three new documents are now available that discuss DNS server and client features in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7: 1.    What’s New in DNS provides an overview of the following four new features. a.   DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) is a new feature that allows you to sign and host DNSSEC-protected zones. b.   DNS…


The BranchCache Design Guide is published

Hey everybody, just wanted to let you know that the BranchCache Design Guide is now live on the Web at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=169618. The guide provides information about the differences between the two modes in which you can deploy BranchCache – distributed cache mode and hosted cache mode.  In the near future I am also hoping to…