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The Cable Guy: Support for IPv6 in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7
Joseph Davies - July 2009
Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 offer new features that support IPv6 for local and remote connectivity and for simplified management of host settings, as Joseph Davies explains.
The Cable Guy: NAP on the Internet
Joseph Davies - June 2009
Network Access Protection (NAP) on the Internet is the extension of Internet Protocol security (IPsec) enforcement to the Internet. It allows roaming computers to validate and correct their health state, remain healthy, and mitigate security risks. NAP on the Internet helps fill the security gap that exists for mobile computers that are only evaluated for system health when connected to the intranet.
The Cable Guy: Troubleshooting NAP Enforcement
Joseph Davies - April 2008
Troubleshooting enforcement behaviors in the Network Access Protection platform can be challenging. The Cable Guy explains how NAP health policy evaluation works and how you can troubleshoot the most common issues.
The Cable Guy: Migrating Your Intranet to IPv6 with ISATAP
Joseph Davies - March 2008
Getting ready to move to IPv6? The Cable Guy explains how you can use an IPv6 transition technology to get IPv6 connectivity and migrate to an IPv6-capable intranet.
The Cable Guy: IEEE 802.1X Wired Authentication
Joseph Davies - February 2008
IEEE 802.1X authentication provides an additional security barrier for access to your intranet. See how Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 make it a snap to implement IEEE 802.1X authentication for your wired network.
The Cable Guy: DNS Enhancements in Windows Server 2008
Joseph Davies - January 2008
Windows Server 2008 includes many DNS server enhancements. Take a close look at how these updates make name resolution faster, improve support for IPv6, and add greater flexibility to DNS administration.
The Cable Guy: Network Policy Server
Joseph Davies - December 2007
The Network Policy Server (NPS) service in Windows Server 2008 replaces the Internet Authentication Service used in Windows Server 2003 and brings numerous enhancements, from the ability to enforce system health requirements to improved management capability.
The Cable Guy: Wireless Single Sign-On
Joseph Davies - November 2007
Single Sign On offers many advantages for both end users and administrators. Here's a look at how Single Sign On can simplify implementation of wireless authentication for your network.
The Cable Guy: The Authenticated Internet Protocol
Joseph Davies - October 2007
The Internet Key Exchange protocol and Authenticated Internet Protocol are both used to determine keying material and negotiate security parameters for IPsec-protected communications. Get an in-depth look at how they work.
The Cable Guy: Strong and Weak Host Models
Joseph Davies - September 2007
A multihomed host provides enhanced connectivity by simultaneously connecting to multiple networks. However, services running on multihomed hosts have an increased vulnerability to being attacked. To help you prevent attack, here’s a look at the various host models of multihomed hosts and how they are supported in Windows.
The Cable Guy: IPv6 Autoconfiguration in Windows Vista
Joseph Davies - August 2007
There's more to IPv6 than just extending the address space from 32 bits to 128 bits. Here's a look at how IPv6 hosts can automatically configure themselves, even without the use of an address configuration protocol.
The Cable Guy: IPv6 Traffic over VPN Connections
Joseph Davies - July 2007
Before implementing IPv6 support on your intranet, you need to understand how it is supported over VPN connections. Here's a detailed look at what you need to know.
The Cable Guy: The Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol
Joseph Davies - June 2007
The VPN protocols in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 don’t work for some configurations. Get an in depth look at the various issues and see how Windows Server “Longhorn” and Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 will use the Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol to solve these problems.
The Cable Guy: EAPHost in Windows
Joseph Davies - May 2007
The Extensible Authentication Protocol, which is a framework that enables extensibility for authentication methods, has had certain limitations on previous Windows platforms. Examine how the EAPHost architecture in Windows Vista and Windows Server “Longhorn” addresses these limitations.
The Cable Guy: Wireless Group Policy Settings for Windows Vista
Joseph Davies - April 2007
Discover how you can use Group Policy to centrally configure and distribute wireless network settings to all the computers in your Active Directory network.
The Cable Guy: The DHCPv6 Protocol
Joseph Davies - March 2007
With an IPv6 network, you don't actually need DHCP to configure addresses, but there can be good reasons to use it. Find out why, and learn how to use DHCPv6 in your environment.
The Cable Guy: QoS Support in Windows
Joseph Davies - February 2007
The Cable Guy: TCP Receive Window Auto-Tuning
Joseph Davies - January 2007