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    This guide is in the TechNet Gallery at http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Windows-Server-2012-and-7c5fe8ea The Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 Core Network Guide provides instructions for planning and deploying the core components required for a fully functioning network and a new Active Directory®...
  • Blog Post: Changes to the DNS Client Service in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, The Cable Guy article for May 2010

    The Cable Guy article for May 2010, titled “ Changes to the DNS Client Service in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 ,” is now available. Changes to the DNS Client service include new name devolution behavior, the Name Resolution Policy Table (NRPT), and DNS Security (DNSSEC). For a listing of the...
  • Blog Post: Use Windows PowerShell Commands in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2

    Hi there - Using Windows PowerShell commands in Windows Server 2012 for basic administration and networking tasks can save a lot of time. This is true not only because you can script the tasks for application on multiple computers, but you also save time by not having to navigate through sometimes...
  • Blog Post: Cool post about tracking DNS record deletion by Sneh Shah

    Hey DNS fans, Microsoft Support Engineer Sheh Shah has published Tracking DNS Record Deletion in the Microsoft Enterprise Networking Team blog . This post describes in great technical detail the process of enabling auditing and viewing the audit events for Active Directory-integrated DNS zones. ...
  • Blog Post: Core Network Guide for Windows Server "8" Beta

    The Core Network Guide for Windows Server "8" Beta is now live on the Web in HTML format at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh911995.aspx , and in Word format in the Microsoft Download Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=248606 . A Windows Server core network provides you...
  • Blog Post: New DNS content is now available

    Three new documents are now available that discuss DNS server and client features in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7: 1. What’s New in DNS provides an overview of the following four new features. a. DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) is a new feature that allows you to sign and host DNSSEC-protected...
  • Blog Post: Tips for nslookup

    The following are some nslookup commands that can help when troubleshooting an incorrect or nonexistent Domain Name System (DNS) entry, such as an A record or MX record. The root for this type of problem is typically one of three things: · Expired domain registration · An error in the zone file...
  • Blog Post: Network Location Detection for DirectAccess, The Cable Guy article for March 2010

    The Cable Guy article for March 2010, titled “ Network Location Detection for DirectAccess ,” is now available. Network location detection allows a DirectAccess client to determine when it is connected to its intranet. This article provides an overview of name resolution and network location detection...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Lab: Managing Your Network Infrastructure with IP Address Management

    Hi, In addition to several new features that have been added to IPAM in Server 2012 R2 Preview ( What's New ) we now have an IPAM Virtual Lab available for Windows Server 2012. Check out Managing Your Network Infrastructure with IP Address Management . If you haven't seen IPAM yet, you should check...
  • Blog Post: Networking technology centers on TechNet updated

    Our managing editor Scott Somohano and others have been hard at work updating the following technology centers on TechNet with new designs that highlight featured resources: BranchCache Domain Name System DHCP High-Speed Networking Internet Authentication Service IPv6 IPsec ...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: The Cable Guy article for February 2010 published

    The Cable Guy article in the February 2010 issue of TechNet Magazine online, titled “ The Name Resolution Policy Table ,” is now available. The latest versions of Windows use the Name Resolution Policy Table (NRPT) to specify special handling of DNS queries for DirectAccess and DNS Security Extensions...