Cool set of topics on the Windows Firewall service by David Pracht

Hey Windows Firewall fans, Senior Support Escalation Engineer David Pracht has published the following set of articles about understanding and troubleshooting why the Windows Firewall service fails to start in the Microsoft Enterprise Networking Team blog: Introduction Logon Permissions Registry Permissions Checking Privilege Access Dependencies Very cool, in-depth technical content from those who know it…

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New "Windows Firewall with Advanced Security and IPsec Articles and Documents" video published

A new Windows Firewall with Advanced Security and Internet Protocol security (IPsec) video screencast is now available at http://edge.technet.com/Media/Windows-Firewall-with-Advanced-Security-and-IPsec-Content/. This screencast describes the Microsoft content that is available for Windows Firewall with Advanced Security and IPsec.   Vic HorneSenior Technical WriterThe Windows Server Networking Documentation Team

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Windows Firewall with Advanced Security Troubleshooting Guide updated for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7

The Windows Firewall with Advanced Security Troubleshooting Guide: Diagnostics and Tools has been updated to include information about Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. This guide describes how Windows Firewall with Advanced Security and Internet Protocol (IPsec) works, what the common troubleshooting situations are, and which tools you can use for troubleshooting.   Vic HorneSenior…

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Updated Windows Firewall with Advanced Security document published

The Windows Firewall with Advanced Security Design and Deployment Guide has been updated to include information for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. This guide is an excellent way to learn how to design and deploy Windows Firewall and IPsec on your network.

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Windows Server networking documentation brings home the awards!

At the Puget Sound Society for Technical Communication (STC) Competition Showcase held Tuesday, January 19, 2010, the following was awarded for Windows Server networking IT pro documentation: ·         Excellence award for the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security Design and Deployment Guide, Dave Bishop (writer) and Allyson Adley (editor) ·         Merit award for the DirectAccess Design…

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Internet Protocol security (IPsec) articles updated for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

The IPsec articles Introduction to Windows Firewall with Advanced Security and Step-by-Step Guide: Deploying Windows Firewall and IPsec Policies were updated for corrections and to more accurately reflect changes made to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. These two articles are an excellent way to learn how Microsoft implements IPsec and to see it actually work.

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From SneakerNet to Windows Server: An interview with Senior Technical Writer Dave Bishop

I recently talked with my teammate and office neighbor Dave Bishop about his background as an IT administrator and trainer and his passion as a technical writer of networking technologies in Windows. Click here, and then click on the musical note graphic to open, download, and then play the audio file. Enjoy!   Joe DaviesPrincipal…

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Step-by-Step Guide: Deploying Windows Firewall and IPsec Policies is now available!

This guide shows you how to centrally configure and distribute commonly used settings and rules for Windows Firewall with Advanced Security by describing typical tasks in common scenarios. You get hands-on experience in a lab environment using Group Policy management tools to create and edit GPOs to implement typical firewall and IPsec rules and settings….


Networking topics updated in July 2009 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 box. In July 2009, the following topics have been updated based on your comments: ·         Network Map Does Not Display Computers Running Windows XP and…

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The Learning Roadmap for Windows Firewall with Advanced Security is live!

In this WSUAN blog post, Dave Bishop and I presented a prototype for a new content type known as a learning roadmap. This content type guides novice or new-to-technology IT Pros through the prerequisite knowledge and the body of published content for a specific technology or end-to-end scenario using the 100 (introductory)/200 (intermediate)/300 (advanced) level…

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