The Windows Server 2012 (previously known as Windows Server "8") Test Lab Guides (TLGs) are a set of documents that describe how to configure and demonstrate the new features and functionality in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 in a simplified and standardized
test lab environment.
The test lab starts with the Windows Server 2012 Base Configuration test lab, which can consist of two subnets representing a simplified intranet and simulated Internet. The following figure shows the initial setup of the Windows Server 2012 test lab based
on the Test Lab Guide: Windows Server 2012 Base Configuration (overview video).
For information about how to configure this test lab on a Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V server, see
Hosting the Windows Server 2012 Base Configuration Test Lab with Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V (overview video).
The following video shows how to build out this test environment.
The TLGs for Windows Server 2012 are the following:
The TLGs for Windows Server “8” Beta are the following:
TLG mini-modules include just the essential configuration steps to get an existing and working test lab to a new working configuration. TLG mini-modules for Windows Server 2012 include the following:
For more information about the TLG initiative and a list of all the TLGs, see
Test Lab Guides in the TechNet Wiki.
For the latest information about TLGs for Windows Server 2012, see the
Test Lab Guides blog.
We strongly encourage you to develop and publish your own TLG content for Windows Server 2012, either in the TechNet Wiki (example:
Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate Remote Access VPNs) or in your own publishing forum (example:
Test Lab Guide (Part 1) - Demonstrate TMG PPTP, L2TP/IPsec and SSTP Remote Access VPN Server). If you want to publish your TLG content in the TechNet wiki, see
Creating and Publishing Test Lab Guide Content for
information about the types of content you can create and for links to templates, guidance, and examples.