What are Understand and Troubleshoot Guides (UTG)?

The Windows Server “8” Beta Understand and Troubleshoot Guides (UTG) help IT administrators and architects develop awareness of key technical concepts, functionality, and troubleshooting techniques. This understanding enables a successful early adoption experience during the product evaluation phase.

To access all of the available UTGs, visit the Windows Server 8 Beta Understand and Troubleshoot Guide Portal Page

Here is a list of the Understand and Troubleshoot Guides specific to Networking:

Understand and Troubleshoot DHCP Failover in Windows Server 8 Beta

Understand and Troubleshoot DNSSEC in Windows Server 8 Beta

Understand and Troubleshoot IP Address Management (IPAM) in Windows Server 8 Beta

Understand and Troubleshoot Remote Access in Windows Server 8 Beta

What is a Test Lab Guide (TLG)?

Test Lab Guides (TLGs) allow you to get hands-on experience with new products and technologies using a pre-defined and tested methodology that results in a working configuration. When you use a TLG to create a test lab, instructions tell you what servers to create, how to configure the operating systems and platform services, and how to install and configure any additional products or technologies. A TLG experience enables you to see all of the components and the configuration steps on both the front-end and back-end that go into a single- or multi-product or technology solution.

To access all of the available TLGs, visit the Windows Server 8 Beta Test Lab Guide Portal Page

TLG Base Configuration Guides:

Windows Server 8 Beta Test Lab Guide: Base Test Lab Guide for Windows Server 8 Beta

Windows Server 8 Beta Test Lab Guide Mini-module: Homenet Subnet

Windows Server 8 Beta Test Lab Guide Mini-module: Basic PKI

Windows Server 8 Beta Test Lab Guide Mini-module: Second Corpnet Subnet

Here is a list of Modular Test Lab Guides specific to Networking. These guides require the Base Test Lab configuration linked above as a starting point:

Windows Server 8 Beta Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate DirectAccess Simplified Setup in an IPv4-only Test Environment

Windows Server 8 Beta Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate DirectAccess Single Server Setup with Mixed IPv4 and IPv6

Windows Server 8 Beta Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate DHCP Failover in Windows Server 8 Beta

Windows Server 8 Beta Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate IP Address Management (IPAM) in Windows Server 8 Beta

Windows Server 8 Beta Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) in Windows Server 8 Beta

- Tim Quinn