Chapter 4

Windows Server 2012 R2 Networking Enhancements

When Microsoft first released Windows Server 2012, the new networking capabilities were arguably the most hyped and eagerly awaited features of the operating system. With the release of Windows Server 2012 R2, networking has been further enhanced. In this chapter we will explain how IPv6 and Windows PowerShell enhance the Windows Server 2012 R2 networking experience, and we will discuss functionality such as Network Interface Card (NIC) Teaming and enhanced Quality of Service (QoS). Some familiar networking features, such as BranchCache and 802.1X authenticated access, get a refresh here too. Toward the end of the chapter, we’ll delve into networking performance and management to ensure ...

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