Windows Server 2012 Network Subsystem Performance Tuning

Hi there – Network Subsystem Performance Tuning guidance is now available in the Windows Server 2012 Technical Library, at This content assists you with performance tuning the network subsystem, particularly for network intensive workloads, and includes sections on selecting a network adapter with the right features for the server workload, performance tuning network adapters,…


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 “Wireless Connection…


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)…


The Windows Server® 2012 Hyper-V Network Virtualization Survival Guide is now published

The Windows Server® 2012 Hyper-V Network Virtualization Survival Guide is now published at Windows Server 2012 enables you to create an agile, multi-tenant cloud on top of your existing infrastructure by virtualizing the network. Network virtualization decouples server configuration from network configuration to provide a virtual dedicated network to each tenant. This allows seamless…


Highlighting BranchCache Hosted Cache Mode in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2

For Windows Server® 2008 R2, BranchCache was introduced tohelp you reduce WAN bandwidth usage by client computers that accessed content,such as Web pages and file shares, on content servers in remote main offices. With that release, as with BranchCache in Windows Server2012, you can deploy BranchCache in two modes – distributed cache mode andhosted cache…


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…


Windows Server "8" Beta Networking Content

Check out all the great new content for Windows Server “8” Beta! Networking 802.1X Authenticated Wired Access Managing the Wired Network (IEEE 802.3) Policies Settings BranchCache Domain Name System (DNS) Step-by-Step: Demonstrate DNSSEC in a Test Lab Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Step-by-Step: Configure DHCP Using Policy-based Assignment Step-by-Step: Configure DHCP for Failover Hyper-V Virtual Switch…