Windows Server 2008 R2 Wireless Guide Now Available in Word Format

No, you haven’t entered a time warp – this blog post is about a guide for Windows Server 2008 R2 – and not for Windows Server 2012. This guide was previously published only in HTML format, but now you can download the Windows Server 2008 R2 Core Network Companion Guide: Deploying 802.1X Authenticated Wireless Access…

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"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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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 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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Cool blog post about disabling Network Discovery from the Enterprise Networking Team

In Disabling Network Discovery/Network Resources, Senior Support Escalation Engineer David Pracht provides a excellent overview of the Network Discovery capability in Windows 7 and Windows Vista, its relationship with Windows Firewall rules, and detailed advice on how to disable it. Check this out for a deeper understanding of Network Discovery. Thanks to David for this in-depth…

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The BranchCache hosted cache server videos are now live!

Hi everyone –   Just wanted to let you know that a new video on how to deploy a non-domain member BranchCache hosted cache server is now published live on TechNet Edge.   This is a two-part video, and the total running time for both is around eleven and a half minutes.   With the…

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Compliance reporting using DirectAccess with NAP

The TechNet Magazine article titled Compliance Reporting: First Step in Controlling Client Cloud Access, by Dan Griffin and Lee Walker, tells you how improve your auditing and compliance reporting by using Network Access Protection (NAP) and Internet Protocol security (IPsec) enforcement to control client access through DirectAccess. Details describe how to generate the data and…

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Connecting to Wireless Networks with Windows 7, The Cable Guy article for July 2010

The Cable Guy article for July 2010, titled “Connecting to Wireless Networks with Windows 7,” is now available. This article describes the various ways you can connect to wireless networks and configure and manage wireless network profiles in Windows 7. For a listing of the most recent The Cable Guy articles, click here. If you have an idea…

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DirectAccess with Network Access Protection (NAP), The Cable Guy article for June 2010

The Cable Guy article for June 2010, titled “DirectAccess with Network Access Protection (NAP),” is now available. This article includes a detailed discussion of the different Internet Protocol security (IPsec) tunnels that DirectAccess clients use and how to configure DirectAccess connection security rules to enforce system health requirements before allowing access to the intranet. For a listing of the…

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