"Windows Server: The Power of Integration" TechNet Magazine article highlights the DirectAccess with NAP solution guide and Test Lab Guides

Windows Server: The Power of Integration in TechNet Magazine describes how you can use multiple features and technologies of the Windows client and server platforms to create new value in the form of a solution that addresses an IT capability or business need. This article highlights the DirectAccess with Network Access Protection (NAP) Solution guide that I authored…

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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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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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CMAK Test Lab Extension and VPN Remote Access Test Lab portal page is now available

Thanks to community co-writer Fred Smithers, the VPN Test Lab Extension: Using CMAK to Configure VPN Connections is now available This extension shows how you can quickly and easily use the Connection Manager Administration Kit (CMAK) in Windows Server 2008 R2 to create VPN connection profiles, which users can run to automatically create VPN connection objects in the Network…

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New Test Lab Guide: Deploy Windows Firewall with Advanced Security to Protect Network Communication to a Domain Controller is now available

The Test Lab Guide: Deploy Windows Firewall with Advanced Security to Protect Network Communication to a Domain Controller (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=70d03db3-f4c3-45fd-866c-ce504190f4f3) is now available. This new modular Test Lab Guide (TLG) from Senior Technical Writer Vic Horne contains an introduction to Windows Firewall with Advanced Security (WFAS) and step-by-step instructions for extending the Base Configuration test lab. You configure WFAS connection…

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New Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate NAP for Remote Access VPN is now available

The Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate NAP for Remote Access VPN (http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/test-lab-guide-demonstrate-nap-for-remote-access-vpn.aspx) is now available. This community-authored and published Test Lab Guide (TLG) from TechNet Wiki community member Fred Smithers uses the Base Configuration TLG and the Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate Remote Access VPNs to create a working test lab that demonstrates Network Access Protection (NAP) enforcement for remote access…

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New Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate Remote Access VPNs is now available

The Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate Remote Access VPNs (http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/test-lab-guide-demonstrate-remote-access-vpns.aspx) is now available. This community-authored Test Lab Guide (TLG) in the TechNet Wiki uses the Base Configuration TLG and the Routing and Remote Access service in Windows Server 2008 R2 to create a working test lab for demonstrating remote access VPN connections. Feel free to use the resulting test lab…

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New IPv6 Test Lab Guide (TLG) is now available

The Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate IPv6 (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=9db5abdf-80e0-4c3e-9204-69c6c65e2195) is now available. This new modular TLG demonstrates the following: The default IPv6 behavior of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 on a multi-subnet IPv4-only intranet The use of the Intra-Site Automatic Tunnel Addressing Protocol (ISATAP) on an IPv4-only intranet The use of native IPv6 addressing and routing on…

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Award levels for Society of Technical Communication (STC) awards

In this blog post, I described how the networking writing team won six awards from the Puget Sound Chapter of the Society of Technical Communication (STC). At the awards showcase on Tuesday, January 18, the following levels were awarded: Core Network Guides for Windows Server 2008 R2 (Brit Weston and James McIllece): EXCELLENCE Test Lab Guides topic in the…

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Windows Networking content wins six Society of Technical Communication (STC) awards!

The following Windows Networking content won awards from the Puget Sound Chapter of the Society of Technical Communication (STC): Core Network Guides for Windows Server 2008 R2 (Brit Weston and James McIllece) Test Lab Guides topic in the TechNet Wiki (Joe Davies, Tom Shinder, and Scott Somohano) Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate DirectAccess (Joe Davies) DirectAccess with Network Access Protection (NAP)…

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