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DirectAccess test lab discussion integrated into the DirectAccess guides
Test lab guides, currently known as “step-by-step” guides, provide instructions to configure a feature, technology, or product in a test lab with a minimum number of steps and computers. Based on the success (almost 40,000 successful downloads) and positive feedback on the DirectAccess...
10 Jun 2010
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 “Step By Step Guide: Demonstrate DirectAccess with Network Access Protection (NAP) in a Test Lab” document available
The Step By Step Guide: Demonstrate DirectAccess with Network Access Protection (NAP) in a Test Lab document describes how to configure NAP enforcement for access to the intranet in the DirectAccess test lab (described in the Step By Step Guide: Demonstrate DirectAccess in a Test Lab document) . NAP...
30 Mar 2010
New Step By Step Guide: Troubleshoot DirectAccess in a Test Lab is now available
The new Step By Step Guide: Troubleshoot DirectAccess in a Test Lab leverages the DirectAccess test lab configuration described in the Step By Step Guide: Demonstrate DirectAccess in a Test Lab and teaches you how to troubleshoot Windows Server 2008 R2-based DirectAccess problems in a controlled environment...
12 Jan 2010
New “Step By Step Guide: Troubleshoot DirectAccess with Network Access Protection (NAP) in a Test Lab” document available
The new Step By Step Guide: Troubleshoot DirectAccess with Network Access Protection (NAP) in a Test Lab leverages the DirectAccess with NAP test lab configuration described in the Step By Step Guide: Demonstrate DirectAccess with NAP in a Test Lab and teaches you how to troubleshoot Windows Server 2008...
1 Jun 2010
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
The BranchCache Hosted Cache Mode Step by Step Guide is Now Available
Hi everybody! Just wanted to let you know that the new “BranchCache Hosted Cache Mode Step by Step” guide is published. You can get the guide in two formats -- download the Word document from the Microsoft Download Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=193487 . Or if...
28 May 2010
New DirectAccess with NAP test lab document videos available
I recently recorded the following videos to introduce you to the new DirectAccess with Network Access Protection (NAP) test lab documents: · Overview of the Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate DirectAcces s with NAP document The document is here . · Overview of the Test Lab Guide: Troubleshoot...
25 Jun 2010
DirectAccess test lab guides updated to support the new Base Configuration test lab
The two DirectAccess test lab guides (TLGs) to demonstrate DirectAccess and DirectAccess with Network Access Protection (NAP) have been updated to support the new Base Configuration test lab . The new structure and dependencies of these three documents can be best shown in the following figure. ...
29 Jul 2010
The BranchCache Distributed Cache Mode Step by Step Guide is Now Live in the Microsoft Download Center!
Many of you have probably heard of BranchCache , which is a new networking feature in Windows Server 2008 R2 (and some editions of Windows 7) that helps you optimize wide area network (WAN) bandwidth utilization - but have you actually deployed the technology? If the answer is "no," but you're looking...
10 Mar 2010
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
New overview videos for the DirectAccess test lab documents are now available
I recently recorded the following videos to introduce you to the DirectAccess test lab documents: · Overview of the Step By Step Guide: Demonstrate DirectAccess in a Test Lab document The document is here . · Overview of the Step By Step Guide: Troubleshoot DirectAccess in a Test Lab document...
28 Jan 2010
DHCP test lab guides now available
You may not think DHCP is that exciting, as networking technologies go. It doesn’t have that “new car smell” of DirectAccess or BranchCache . It doesn’t connect the world like TCP/IP. It just hangs out on your network—like an old friend—ready to give you a loan when you need it. Anyone who has a wireless...
3 Feb 2010
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 DirectAccess Test Lab Guide portal page published in the TechNet Wiki
DirectAccess Test Lab for Windows Server 2008 R2 is a new topic in the TechNet Wiki that summarizes and links to all of the resources on test lab guides for DirectAccess in Windows Server 2008 R2. There are links to all four test lab guides for DirectAccess with Network Access Protection (NAP), which...
7 Jun 2010
New DirectAccess Test Lab Extensions published in the TechNet Wiki
WSUA Networking Blog
The following TechNet Wiki topics are extensions to the working DirectAccess test lab, as described in the Step By Step Guide: Demonstrate DirectAccess in a Test Lab : · DirectAccess Test Lab Extension: Selected Server Access Describes how to configure Selected Server access for DirectAccess clients...
4 May 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
New DirectAccess test lab extension stub topics and test lab extension template in the TechNet Wiki
The following DirectAccess test lab extension stub topics in the TechNet Wiki are now available in the TechNet Wiki: Using Smart Cards for Additional Authorization Using Native IPv6 on the Corpnet Subnet Using Remote Access VPN in Parallel with DirectAccess Installing and Using the DirectAccess...
15 Jul 2010
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