Manage Network Bandwidth Across Active Directory Infrastructure with QoS Policy

You can use QoS Policy as a central point of network bandwidth management across your entire Active Directory infrastructure by creating QoS profiles, whose settings are distributed with Group Policy. Policy-based QoS is the network bandwidth management tool that provides you with network control – based on applications, users, and computers. Policy-based QoS takes advantage…

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New DCB and vRSS Networking Docs for Windows Server 2016

As we approach the summer, we have some new Network Offload and Optimization technology documentation to share with you. If you aren’t familiar with Data Center Bridging (DCB), it is a suite of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) standards that enable Converged Fabrics in the data center, where storage, data networking, cluster Inter-Process…

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Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10 Documentation Moves to New Web Location

The Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10 IT Pro documentation is now moved from TechNet to docs.microsoft.com. Following are some URLs so that you can replace your old bookmarks and access the new sites. Windows Server 2016 documentation at https://docs.microsoft.com/windows-server/windows-server-2016 Windows Server 2016 Networking documentation at https://docs.microsoft.com/windows-server/networking/networking Windows 10  and Windows 10 Mobile documentation at…

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Get Started with Software Defined Networking (SDN) in Windows Server 2016 Datacenter

If you’re new to SDN and interested in finding out how using this Windows Server 2016 Datacenter solution might help your business grow, take a look at the new topic Introduction to Software Defined Networking. In this topic you’ll discover information about increased agility, as well as enhanced network security and efficiency. There’s also a…

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Network Offload and Optimization Technologies in Windows Server 2016

Senior Microsoft PM Don Stanwyck has authored a great new Networking document that is now available for download in Word format from TechNet Gallery: Network Offload and Optimization Technologies in Windows Server 2016 This document provides information about Network Offload and Optimization technologies that are included in Windows Server 2016, and discusses how these features…

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Core Network Guide for Windows Server 2016

The Core Network Guide for Windows Server 2016 is now live in the technical library on TechNet. This guide is designed for network and system administrators who are installing a new network or who want to create a domain-based network to replace a network that consists of workgroups. The deployment scenario provided in this guide…

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Switch Embedded Teaming – Network Adapter Teaming Within Hyper-V Virtual Switch

In Windows Server Technical Preview 3, you can use Switch Embedded Teaming (SET) within a Hyper-V Virtual Switch to team up to eight physical Ethernet network adapters into one or more software-based virtual network adapters. These virtual network adapters provide fast performance and fault tolerance in the event of a network adapter failure. SET member…

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New Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 Networking Overview

Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 is now available for download, and the networking documentation team has published some new content for your review so that you can familiarize yourself with the new technical preview. The new topic Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 Networking Overview provides information about new networking features and technologies, supported…

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VMM Network Objects Fundamentals – New on TechNet

Windows Server and Cloud Networking writer Vic Horne has a new topic in the Windows Server 2012/R2 Technical Library about Network Objects in System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). This is a terrific guide for those new to virtual networking with Windows Server Hyper-V and VMM. Covered in the guide are hosts and…

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Windows Server Networking Resources

Sometimes it’s difficult to find the right networking documentation as you move from machine to machine, one operating system to another – so here are some Windows Server Networking resources that hopefully will help keep you organized and make it easier to locate the content you need. Windows Server 2016: Networking Windows Server 2012 R2 and…

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