Central Management of Network Policies for All of Your Network Access Servers With NPS

Do you need to deploy a bunch of 802.1X wireless access points for your organization? Or maybe 802.1X-capable Ethernet switches? How about Remote Access VPN servers on physical computers or virtual machines (VMs)? Or maybe you’re using dial-up servers? In all of these cases, you can use Network Policy Server (NPS) in Windows Server 2016…

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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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Deploy Always On VPN with Windows 10 Clients and Windows Server 2016

One of the new features of the Windows 10 Virtual Private Network (VPN) client is the ability to sustain an “always on” VPN connection to your organization network. The always on feature lets you remotely manage VPN clients, because if the remote computer is turned on and Internet connected, it’s available to manage. This feature is…

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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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Converged NIC Configuration Guide for Windows Server 2016

If you have workloads that require low latency and you’re using separate network adapters for Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) and Ethernet traffic loads, you’ll be interested in the new feature Converged network interface card (NIC) in Windows Server 2016. Converged NIC allows you to expose RDMA through a host-partition virtual NIC (vNIC) so that…

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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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Deploy DHCP Using Windows PowerShell in Windows Server 2016

The new deployment guide Deploy DHCP Using Windows PowerShell demonstrates how to deploy a TCP/IP version 4 DHCP server without using Server Manager, the Add Roles and Features wizard, or any other user interface (UI) element in Windows Server 2016. You can use this guide for single subnet deployment of DHCP, multiple subnet deployment, deployment in…

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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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Download the New Network Policy Server (NPS) Technical Reference for Windows Server 2016

If you’re a network administrator deploying network access servers right and left – such as wireless access points, 802.1X authenticating switches, dial-in servers, and virtual private network (VPN) servers – you’ll be happy to know that you don’t need to configure network access policies on each of these devices individually. If your network access servers…

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Software Defined Networking (SDN) Technologies in Windows Server 2016

If you work for a Cloud Service Provider or Enterprise, you might be interested in learning about all of the Software Defined Networking technologies that are available in Windows Server 2016, which was released in October, 2016 and is now available. Following is a brief rundown of these technologies, as well as Windows Server 2016…

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