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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...
15 Apr 2010
Updated DirectAccess portal for Windows Server 2008 R2 published, with new DirectAccess FAQ
The DirectAccess portal for Windows Server 2008 R2 at http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/directaccess.aspx has been revised and expanded to look like the Network Access Protection (NAP) portal . You can also access this portal from http://www.microsoft.com/directaccess . There are...
22 Jan 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
Compliance reporting using DirectAccess with NAP
The TechNet Magazine article titled Compliance Reporting: First Step in Controlling Client Cloud Access , by Dan Griffin and Lee Walker, tells you how improve your auditing and compliance reporting by using Network Access Protection (NAP) and Internet Protocol security (IPsec) enforcement to control...
23 Jul 2010
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...
10 Feb 2010
The BranchCache Design Guide is Now Live in the Microsoft Download Center!
Hey everybody, just wanted to let you know that the BranchCache Design Guide is now live at the Microsoft Download Center in Word format at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=179058 . The guide helps you choose whether to deploy BranchCache in distributed cache mode, hosted cache mode, or both modes...
9 Dec 2009
Network Shell (Netsh) Technical Reference for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 – CHM Download
The Netsh command line reference for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 is now available for download as a Compiled HTML Module (CHM) Help file, in the Microsoft Download Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=193003 . The Netsh command-line utility provides a way for you to...
27 May 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 BranchCache deployment video
If you're deploying BranchCache using a BranchCache-capable file server, you might be interested in viewing the new video, "Installing a non-domain member BranchCache-enabled file server." You can find the video on TechNet Edge at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=195814 . Thanks - ...
24 Jun 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
The Microsoft DirectAccess Connectivity Assistant (DCA) is now available!
The Solution Accelerators Team has just released the Microsoft DirectAccess Connectivity Assistant (DCA) , a solution accelerator that helps streamline end-user support for DirectAccess. The DCA installs on DirectAccess clients and adds an icon to the notification area of the desktop. With this icon...
15 Feb 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
The Cable Guy article for July 2009 published
The Cable Guy article in the July 2009 issue of TechNet Magazine online, titled “ Support for IPv6 in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 ,” is now available. The latest versions of Windows leverage IPv6 to create new productivity and connectivity solutions. This article describes HomeGroup, DirectAccess...
26 Jun 2009
The BranchCache hosted cache server videos are now live!
Hi everyone - Just wanted to let you know that a new video on how to deploy a non-domain member BranchCache hosted cache server is now published live on TechNet Edge. This is a two-part video, and the total running time for both is around eleven and a half minutes. With the video you...
14 Dec 2010
New Windows Server 2008 R2 Routing and Remote Access Service (RRAS) Design and Deployment Guides published
The new Routing and Remote Access Service (RRAS) Design and Deployment Guides are now available in the Windows Server Technical Library. The Routing and Remote Access Design Guide is available at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff687656(WS.10).aspx . It describes a set of deployment goals...
27 May 2010
PEAP Identity Privacy Support in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
When responding to Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) identity requests, some EAP methods automatically provide identity privacy by sending an obfuscated identity string that is different from the actual user account identity. Protected EAP (PEAP) methods, however, handle the identity response...
19 Jan 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
The Cable Guy article for January 2010 published
The Cable Guy article in the January 2010 issue of TechNet Magazine online, titled “ End-to-End WAN Optimization with BranchCache ,” is now available. The latest versions of Windows use BranchCache to reduce utilization of wide area network links. This article describes BranchCache operation and security...
5 Jan 2010
Windows Server networking documentation brings home the awards!
At the Puget Sound Society for Technical Communication (STC) Competition Showcase held Tuesday, January 19, 2010, the following was awarded for Windows Server networking IT pro documentation: · Excellence award for the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security Design and Deployment Guide , Dave Bishop...
26 Jan 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
Birds do it, Bees do it: Why IT Pros should do it too!
WSUA Networking Blog
In a previous, long ago post, I told you I would talk about: “ Birds do it, Bees do it: Why IT Pros should do it too!” You’ve waited long enough and I know the suspense is killing you by now. So, what do the birds and the bees do that you should do too? The answer is – they migrate! Birds migrate to...
19 Oct 2009
New DirectAccess management pack published
The Windows 2008 R2 Direct Access Server Management Pack for SC Operations Manager 2007 SP1 is now available, thanks to our very own Corey Plett . Way to go, Corey! Enjoy (in moderation)! Joe Davies Principal Technical Writer The Windows Server Networking Documentation Team
29 Jan 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
Spotlight on BranchCache
WSUA Networking Blog
Hi there -- Just wanted to let everyone know that with the imminent release of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, there is new documentation published (and some that is soon to be published) about BranchCache, which is a new WAN optimization feature in some editions of these products. ...
16 Sep 2009
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
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