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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Announcing the publication of Understanding IPv6, 3rd Edition

I am proud to announce the publication and availability of Understanding IPv6, 3rd Edition (Amazon page). This book is the culmination of eighteen months of work outlining, gathering information, preparing drafts, creating figures, working through technical review comments, and reviewing page proofs. Understanding IPv6, 3rd Edition is the definitive resource for Windows network architects, implementers…

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"How to disable IP version 6 (IPv6)" KB article updated for Microsoft recommendations

The How to disable IP version 6 (IPv6) or its specific components in Windows 7, in Windows Vista, in Windows Server 2008 R2, and in Windows Server 2008 Knowledge Base article has been updated with the following: The recommendation against disabling IPv6, which includes a link to the text explaining why in the IPv6 for…

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IPv6 Survival Guide is the featured article in the TechNet Wiki

The IPv6 Survival Guide (http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/ipv6-survival-guide.aspx) is featured on the TechNet Wiki home page. The IPv6 Survival Guide contains an organized set of links to Microsoft and third-party resources on IPv6. Because this is a TechNet Wiki topic, you can add resources that you have found valuable in learning about or evaluating IPv6 for your networks.   Joe DaviesPrincipal WriterWindows…

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Important post in the IPv6 blog about the upcoming World IPv6 Day

Greetings IPv6 fans, IPv6 Program Manager Christopher Palmer just posted ?????World IPv6 Day and Windows?? in the IPv6 Product Team blog. Check this out for information about World IPv6 Day on Wednesday, June 8, 2011. It includes an IPv6 Connectivity Analysis tool that tells you if you are ready. IPv6 is coming…are you getting ahead…

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The "IPv6 Test Lab Extension: Demonstrating an IPv6-only Environment" is now available

The Demonstrating an IPv6-only Environment extension for the IPv6 Test Lab is now available. With this extension, you reconfigure DC1, the native IPv6 router for the Corpnet and Corpnet2 subnets, to stop advertising address prefixes and act as a DHCPv6 server to assign IPv6 addresses and the IPv6 address of a DNS server (DC1). Then, you disable IPv4…

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Networking topics updated 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. Recently, the following Windows networking topics were updated based on your comments: Dnscmd Syntax  Added information about the use of the /file switch with…

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IPv6 Test Lab Portal and IPv6 Test Lab Extension: Demonstrating DHCPv6 now available

The IPv6 Test Lab for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 topic is now available in the TechNet Wiki. This portal topic shows the IPv6 test lab configuration and provides links to IPv6 test lab extensions and other content for the IPv6 test lab. The IPv6 Test Lab Extension: Demonstrating DHCPv6 reconfigures DC1, the native IPv6 router for the Corpnet…

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MS Enterprise IPv6 Deployment TechNet Webcast available

The MS Enterprise IPv6 Deployment TechNet Webcast contains information about the requirements for IPv6 on the Microsoft corporate network, Microsoft’s IPv6 deployment strategy, its current state, lessons learned along the way, and suggested areas of planning for your IPv6 deployment.   Note that this Webcast is mistitled “Architecting a Rollout of IPV6 for Improved Security.”  …

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Community Suggestions for Ramping up on IPv6 stub topic in the TechNet Wiki

Although I have published the IPv6 Learning Roadmap, which provides a structured set of resources and learning goals to ramp up on IPv6 based on Microsoft-authored resources, it is not the only true path to IPv6 mastery. All practicing IT pros will have to learn about IPv6; some sooner, some later. If there are other…

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