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New Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate NAP for Remote Access VPN is now available
The Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate NAP for Remote Access VPN ( http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/test-lab-guide-demonstrate-nap-for-remote-access-vpn.aspx ) is now available. This community-authored and published Test Lab Guide (TLG) from TechNet Wiki community member Fred Smithers...
29 Mar 2011
New Test Lab Guide: Fabrikam Base Configuration published
Thanks to the efforts of my esteemed colleague Tom Shinder, the Test Lab Guide: Fabrikam Base Configuration is now available. This new test lab guide (TLG) extends the Base Configuration test lab by adding a second organization, the Fabrikam Corporation, to the test lab environment for modular TLGs or...
28 Oct 2010
New Test Lab Guides for DirectAccess in Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG) 2010 published
Hey DirectAccess fans, My esteemed colleague Tom Shinder recently published the following Test Lab Guides (TLGs) for DirectAccess in Forefront UAG 2010: Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate UAG DirectAccess Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate UAG DirectAccess Remote Management Test Lab Guide...
4 Aug 2010
New Test Lab Troubleshooting Scenario template in the TechNet Wiki
A Troubleshooting Test Lab Guide (TLG) summarizes the key troubleshooting tools for a product or feature, displays the results of the tools in the working test lab, and contains a series of troubleshooting scenarios to practice troubleshooting techniques. For an example, see the Test Lab Guide: Troubleshoot...
25 Aug 2010
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...
20 Jan 2011
Test lab troubleshooting scenario example for DirectAccess published
In this blog post , I described the test lab troubleshooting scenario and how it can be used to extend a troubleshooting test lab guide (TLG) and teach people troubleshooting techniques while they are ramping up technically or evaluating a new product, technology, or feature. I just published DirectAccess...
22 Oct 2010
Windows Networking content wins six Society of Technical Communication (STC) awards!
The following Windows Networking content won awards from the Puget Sound Chapter of the Society of Technical Communication (STC): Core Network Guides for Windows Server 2008 R2 (Brit Weston and James McIllece) Test Lab Guides topic in the TechNet Wiki (Joe Davies, Tom Shinder, and Scott Somohano...
13 Dec 2010
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...
18 Mar 2011
IPv6 Test Lab Portal and IPv6 Test Lab Extension: Demonstrating DHCPv6 now available
The IPv6 Test Lab for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 topic is now available in the TechNet Wiki. This portal topic shows the IPv6 test lab configuration and provides links to IPv6 test lab extensions and other content for the IPv6 test lab. The IPv6 Test Lab Extension: Demonstrating DHCPv6...
28 Apr 2011
The Base Configuration Test Lab: Wanna Make Something of IT?
The new Base Configuration test lab guide (TLG) provides instructions on how to configure the Base Configuration test lab, a simplified test lab network that emulates the Internet and a private intranet. Four server computers provide the networking, Active Directory, and Web infrastructure and a client...
29 Jul 2010
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...
18 Apr 2011
"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...
3 Jun 2011
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...
4 Apr 2011
New Modular Test Lab Guide (TLG) template in the TechNet Wiki
A Modular Test Lab Guide (TLG) describes how to set up and demonstrate a technology, product, or multi-product or technology solution. For an example, see the Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate DirectAccess . A modular TLG can be based on the Base Configuration test lab or a test lab based on another modular...
22 Sep 2010
New Troubleshooting Test Lab Guide (TLG) template in the TechNet Wiki
A Troubleshooting TLG describes the troubleshooting tools for a technology, product, or solution and how they appear in a working test lab, then steps you through a set of troubleshooting scenarios. For an example, see the Test Lab Guide: Troubleshoot DirectAccess . A troubleshooting TLG is typically...
24 Sep 2010
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...
31 Jan 2011
New Test Lab Guides blog
The Test Lab Guides (TLGs) initiative is gaining momentum across the Windows and other writing teams. To keep track of the latest news on this initiative, check out and subscribe to the new Test Lab Guides blog . Myself and Tom Shinder will use this new blog as the central place to inform you of new...
4 Nov 2010
The "IPv6 Test Lab Extension: Demonstrating an IPv6-only Environment" is now available
The Demonstrating an IPv6-only Environment extension for the IPv6 Test Lab is now available. With this extension, you reconfigure DC1, the native IPv6 router for the Corpnet and Corpnet2 subnets, to stop advertising address prefixes and act as a DHCPv6 server to assign IPv6 addresses and the IPv6...
9 May 2011
Share your DirectAccess test lab experiences in the TechNet Wiki
If you have configured the DirectAccess test lab and would like to share your advice, recommendations, workarounds, and best practices with others, you can now edit the Experiences with the DirectAccess Test Lab for Windows Server 2008 R2 topic in the TechNet Wiki. For example, if you would like to...
29 Sep 2010
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