New BranchCache Hosted Cache Mode Guide Published on the Web

The Windows Server 2012 Core Network Companion Guide: Deploying BranchCache Hosted Cache Mode, is now live on the Web at This deployment guide shows you how to build on your core network by deploying BranchCache in hosted cache mode in your branch offices. The scenario in this guide has Web and file servers in…


New Windows Server 2012 Wireless Guide

It’s important to deploy wireless technologies in such a way that they provide both security and ease of use for people that are connecting wirelessly to your network. When you deploy wireless by using 802.1X authentication with Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol and Microsoft Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol version 2 – which, combined, are affectionately known…


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)…


Windows Server "8" Beta User and Computer Certificates Deployment guide now available on the Web and Download Center

Hi there I’ve mentioned the Core Network Guide and the Server Certificates deployment guide in the last couple of blog posts, and today I’m announcing the publication of the Windows Server “8” Beta Core Network Companion Guide: Computer and User Certificate Deployment. You can view this guide on the Web at You can also…


Server Certificate Deployment Guide now available in HTML format on the Web

For those of you who prefer to read content on the Web rather than downloading a Word version of the guide, the Core Network Companion Guide: Server Certificate Deployment is now available in HTML format in the Windows Server “8” Technical Library, at


Core Network Guide for Windows Server "8" Beta

The Core Network Guide for Windows Server “8” Beta is now live on the Web in HTML format at, and in Word format in the Microsoft Download Center at A Windows Server core network provides you with many benefits, including the following. Core protocols for network connectivity between computers and other Transmission Control…


Network Access Protection (NAP) Guides Available in .doc Format

In response to requests for downloadable versions of the NAP Design Guide and the NAP Deployment Guide, I’ve posted *.doc versions of these guides on the Download Center. Visit the following link: Network Access Protection (NAP) Design and Deployment Guides to download these, and thanks for checking out NAP! Also, don’t forget to visit the Network Access Protection…


DirectAccess Deployment Guide updated with instructions to move the IPsec gateway

The DirectAccess Deployment Guide has been updated with the following topics that describe how to move the Internet Protocol security (IPsec) gateway function of a default-configured DirectAccess server to another computer: ·         Checklist: Moving the IPsec Gateway to Another Server ·         Configure the Intra-Server Subnet ·         Configure the IPv6 Connectivity Server ·         Configure the IPsec…


New BranchCache deployment video

If you’re deploying BranchCache using a BranchCache-capable file server, you might be interested in viewing the new video, “Installing a non-domain member BranchCache-enabled file server.”   You can find the video on TechNet Edge at   Thanks –   James McIllece Senior Technical Writer Windows Server Information Experience (WSiX) team