Networking posts in the Hey Scripting Guy! blog

Take a look at these networking-related posts in the Hey Scripting Guy! blog. They describe how to use scripts to manage network infrastructure services, such as DNS and DHCP, manage network adapters, and even how to obtain the wireless connection signal strength (how many bars on your wireless strength indicator in the notification area). If you are…

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New BranchCache Settings Reference published to TechNet Wiki

Hi there – Just wanted to let you all know that a new BranchCache Settings Reference is published to the TechNet Wiki, at http://bit.ly/fRpCFc. BranchCache Settings provides an overview of different BranchCache Group Policy, Local Computer Policy, and other settings that you can configure when deploying the technology. Thanks – James McIlleceWSiX Networking team

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New location and look for networking info for hardware developers

The Windows Hardwware Developer’s Central (WHDC) web site, which contained in-depth information for hardware developers designing products for Windows, has officially moved to MDSN. Here are the main pages in the new MSDN location for networking-related technologies: Networking Wireless Technologies Check it out. Joe DaviesPrincipal WriterWindows Server Information Experience

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Networking technology centers on TechNet updated

Our managing editor Scott Somohano and others have been hard at work updating the following technology centers on TechNet with new designs that highlight featured resources: BranchCache Domain Name System DHCP High-Speed Networking Internet Authentication Service IPv6 IPsec Network Policy Server Quality of Service Routing and Remote Access Windows Firewall Windows Peer-to-Peer Networking Wired Networking…

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New IPv6 Test Lab Guide (TLG) is now available

The Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate IPv6 (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=9db5abdf-80e0-4c3e-9204-69c6c65e2195) is now available. This new modular TLG demonstrates the following: The default IPv6 behavior of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 on a multi-subnet IPv4-only intranet The use of the Intra-Site Automatic Tunnel Addressing Protocol (ISATAP) on an IPv4-only intranet The use of native IPv6 addressing and routing on…

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Cool blog post about disabling Network Discovery from the Enterprise Networking Team

In Disabling Network Discovery/Network Resources, Senior Support Escalation Engineer David Pracht provides a excellent overview of the Network Discovery capability in Windows 7 and Windows Vista, its relationship with Windows Firewall rules, and detailed advice on how to disable it. Check this out for a deeper understanding of Network Discovery. Thanks to David for this in-depth…

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Award levels for Society of Technical Communication (STC) awards

In this blog post, I described how the networking writing team won six awards from the Puget Sound Chapter of the Society of Technical Communication (STC). At the awards showcase on Tuesday, January 18, the following levels were awarded: Core Network Guides for Windows Server 2008 R2 (Brit Weston and James McIllece): EXCELLENCE Test Lab Guides topic in the…

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