New “Step By Step Guide: Troubleshoot DirectAccess with Network Access Protection (NAP) in a Test Lab” document available

The new Step By Step Guide: Troubleshoot DirectAccess with Network Access Protection (NAP) in a Test Lab leverages the DirectAccess with NAP test lab configuration described in the Step By Step Guide: Demonstrate DirectAccess with NAP in a Test Lab and teaches you how to troubleshoot Windows Server 2008 R2-based DirectAccess with NAP problems in a controlled environment.   …


The BranchCache Hosted Cache Mode Step by Step Guide is Now Available

Hi everybody! Just wanted to let you know that the new “BranchCache Hosted Cache Mode Step by Step” guide is published.   You can get the guide in two formats — download the Word document from the Microsoft Download Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=193487.   Or if you prefer, you can read the content on the Web…


New DirectAccess Test Lab Extensions published in the TechNet Wiki

The following TechNet Wiki topics are extensions to the working DirectAccess test lab, as described in the Step By Step Guide: Demonstrate DirectAccess in a Test Lab: ·        DirectAccess Test Lab Extension: Selected Server Access Describes how to configure Selected Server access for DirectAccess clients of the corp.contoso.com domain. You configure and test additional end-to-end…


DirectAccess with Network Access Protection (NAP) troubleshooting guidance added to the DirectAccess with NAP solution

The “DirectAccess with NAP Troubleshooting Guidance” topic has been added to the DirectAccess with NAP solution. This new topic describes how to quickly determine whether a problem with a DirectAccess client is due to NAP (an issue with health validation) or DirectAccess (an issue with intranet access or network location detection). Take a look.  …


Updated “DirectAccess Design, Deployment, and Troubleshooting Guides” white paper available

An updated version of the “DirectAccess Design, Deployment, and Troubleshooting Guides” white paper is now available in the Microsoft Download Center. This paper contains all of the content in the following guides as of April 15: ·         DirectAccess Design Guide ·         DirectAccess Deployment Guide ·         DirectAccess Troubleshooting Guide This update contains a variety of updates…


Windows 7 DNS presentation at the Seattle Windows Networking Users Group

On Wednesday, April 7, I presented a summary of updates that were made to the Domain Name System (DNS) client with Windows 7 to the Seattle Windows Networking User Group. We discussed a change to DNS devolution behavior that affects Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, and previous operating systems also if they have an update…


Network Diagnostics and Tracing in Windows 7, The Cable Guy article for April 2010

The Cable Guy article for April 2010, titled “Network Diagnostics and Tracing in Windows 7,” is now available. Diagnostics for networking issues in WIndows 7 is now integrated into the notification area, the Troubleshooting item in Control Panel, and network tracing using Event Tracing for Windows (ETW). For a listing of the most recent The Cable Guy articles,…


New DirectAccess with Network Access Protection (NAP) solution available

The DirectAccess with Network Access Protection (NAP) solution is a pilot for a new type of content that provides technical information and deployment guidance for larger solutions or scenarios that require multiple Windows Server technologies or Microsoft products. The deployment guidance provides recommended phases of deployment of the overall solution and links to existing design…


New “Step By Step Guide: Demonstrate DirectAccess with Network Access Protection (NAP) in a Test Lab” document available

The Step By Step Guide: Demonstrate DirectAccess with Network Access Protection (NAP) in a Test Lab document describes how to configure NAP enforcement for access to the intranet in the DirectAccess test lab (described in the Step By Step Guide: Demonstrate DirectAccess in a Test Lab document). NAP, built into Windows Server 2008 R2 and…