NIC Teaming User Guides for Windows Server 2012 Products Now Available in TechNet Gallery

Network Interface Card (NIC) Teaming, also known as load balancing and failover (LBFO), allows multiple network adapters on a computer to be placed into a team for the following purposes: Bandwidth aggregation Traffic failover to prevent connectivity loss in the event of a network component failure NIC Teaming has been a requirement for independent hardware vendors…

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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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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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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 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Core Network Guide Now Available in TechNet Gallery

This guide is in the TechNet Gallery at http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Windows-Server-2012-and-7c5fe8ea The Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 Core Network Guide provides instructions for planning and deploying the core components required for a fully functioning network and a new Active Directory® domain in a new forest. Using this guide, you can deploy computers configured with the following…

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New! The Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012 BranchCache Deployment Guide is Available in TechNet Gallery

The Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012 BranchCache Deployment Guide is now available for download in Word format from the TechNet Gallery, at http://bit.ly/1pYZT3F This deployment guide provides instructions on deploying BranchCache in both distributed cache mode and hosted cache mode, and allows you to deploy Hypertext Transfer protocol (HTTP), Background Intelligent Transfer…

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RSS, RSC, Offload capabilities - get the right Network Adapter for the job

Network-intensive applications require high-performance network adapters.  In the Network Subsystem Performance Tuning guide for Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2, the topic Choosing a Network Adapter explores some considerations for choosing network adapters, as well as how to configure different network adapter settings to achieve the best network performance. This guide also contains sections…

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Virtual Lab: Managing Your Network Infrastructure with IP Address Management

Hi, In addition to several new features that have been added to IPAM in Server 2012 R2 Preview (What’s New) we now have an IPAM Virtual Lab available for Windows Server 2012. Check out Managing Your Network Infrastructure with IP Address Management. If you haven’t seen IPAM yet, you should check it out. Virtual Labs are…

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New Networking Content for Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview

You might already know that Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview is now available – you can download it from the Microsoft TechNet Evaluation Center at Download Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview – so I wanted to let you know that we are also releasing some early documentation to help you find out about the new…

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Hyper-V Network Virtualization and Virtual Switch - Great Community Content Available

I’ve come across some great content about Hyper-V networking, and I’d like to share some links with you. If you’re interested in Hyper-V networking features, you might enjoy some of the highlighted community content in this article. Dutch Hyper-V community member Marc van Eijk has written an excellent article on Hyper-V networking and System Center Virtual…

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