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  • 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