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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Network Access Protection (NAP) Guides Available in .doc Format

In response to requests for downloadable versions of the NAP Design Guide and the NAP Deployment Guide, I’ve posted *.doc versions of these guides on the Download Center. Visit the following link: Network Access Protection (NAP) Design and Deployment Guides to download these, and thanks for checking out NAP! Also, don’t forget to visit the Network Access Protection…

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New Video: Running SetPrint.ps1 on Windows Server 2008 R2

We posted a new video at TechNet Edge: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/running-setprint-ps1-on-windows-server-2008-r2 This video shows you how to run a PowerShell script that sets default settings for all the print queues on your Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008 print server. The script can set the following default settings: color, mono, twosided, onesided, and staple. You…

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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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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 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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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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