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 https://aka.ms/i2wfpz 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…

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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…

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New Quality of Service (QoS) documentation for Windows Server 2012

Over the last week, a lot of new QoS content published that provides guidance on how and when to configure QoS, Data Center Bridging (DCB), and other technologies on your physical or virtual network. Following is a list of content that is updated or new: Quality of Service (QoS) Overview, at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831679.aspx. This topic is updated…

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New articles on 802.1X Wireless Access experience and certificate-based authentication with Windows 8 Release Preview

Hi there Just thought I’d let you know there are two new articles available for those of you who are interested in 802.1X Authenticated Wireless Access. Both articles are in the Windows Server 2012 Technical Library at the following locations: “Improvements to Certificate-based Authentication” for Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8, at http://bit.ly/LTA41g “Wireless Connection…

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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)…

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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 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj125379.aspx

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TechNet Magazine’s The Cable Guy column returns!

After a one-year hiatus, I am returning to publish The Cable Guy column in the May 2009 issue of TechNet Magazine online!   With this monthly column, I get to introduce new Windows networking features, dive into the technical details of existing features, describe hot topics for deployment or support, or approach interesting networking topics…


Spotlight on Windows Firewall: Multiple Active Firewall Profiles in Windows

In today’s interconnected world, we’re always looking for better ways to protect our computers from the threats on the Internet. Windows Firewall is an important piece of armor to include in your security arsenal. Windows Firewall can swap the set of rules it uses based on the type of network to which it is connected. The…


Health Models: What the Health?

Following on the car theme of my last post, “This Ain’t Your Grandaddy’s Windows Server,” I’d like to describe to you how Health Models can make maintaining Windows Server easier. “What’s a Health Model,” you ask? A well founded question, considering you won’t find it listed as a feature of Windows Server or any other…