Windows Server 2012 (codename “8”) Beta Resources

Last month the official name of Windows Server “8” was confirmed as being Windows Server 2012, so with beta documentation and guides you can expect the terms to be used interchangeably.

Here is a collection of useful links for those interested in looking at testing, demo’ing or troubleshooting some of the Server features…

Windows 8 Consumer Preview Site
Build Windows 8 Blog

Test Lab Guides
Base Configuration
Demonstrate DirectAccess Single Server Setup with Mixed IPv4 and IPv6
Demonstrate DirectAccess Simplified Setup in an IPv4-only Test Environment
Deploying RD Licensing
Demonstrating DHCP Failover
Demonstrate Virtualized Domain Controller (VDC)
Demonstrate Print and Document Services
Demonstrate Remote Desktop Services
Demonstrate Remote Desktop Services Desktop Virtualization
Demonstrate IP Address Management (IPAM)
Demonstrate DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC)
Demonstrate High Availability Printing
Demonstrate ADDS Simplified Administration
Deploying an AD CS Two Tier PKI Hierarchy
Test Lab Optional Mini-Modules
Homenet Subnet
Basic PKI
Second Corpnet Subnet
Understand and Troubleshoot Guides
Activation Technologies
AD DS Simplified Administration
Cluster-Aware Updating (CAU)
DHCP Failover
DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC)
Dynamic Access Control
High Availability Printing
Hyper-V Replica
IP Address Management (IPAM)
Microsoft Online Backup Service
Remote Access
Remote Desktop Services Desktop Virtualization
Remote Desktop Services
Scale-Out File Servers
Storage Spaces and Pools
Virtualized Domain Controller (VDC)