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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 Preview 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.
Some key changes from the Windows Server 2012 base configuration test lab and the Windows Server 2008 R2 base configuration test lab are the following:
- The configuration of a simplified public key infrastructure (PKI) has been removed. You can add this to your base configuration with the Windows Server 2012 mini-module: Basic PKI
- Windows PowerShell command equivalents are now available in addition to the UI-based procedures.
For a list of all the Windows Server 2012 Test Labs, see the