Technical Overview of DirectAccess in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

image This white paper describes DirectAccess in technical detail, covering why the technology is useful to enterprises with a mobile workforce and the different architectures and technologies that DirectAccess uses to manage mobile connection, authentication, and authorization.

This paper also compares selected server and full enterprise network access architectures, describes the step-by-step connection process for mobile computers and users, and summarizes requirements.

Direct Access is what they call a “game changer” for companies running Windows networking and this is something you’ll want to get on top of early.

There are a lot of requirements and planning is crucial. You’ll also need to think about your edge devices, which may need to be updated or replaced to make Direct Access work for you.

Check out the white paper over at:

BTW – keep UAG in mind for your Direct Access deployments. We’ll keep you up to date on UAG as upcoming betas become public.



Thomas W Shinder, M.D., MCSE
Sr. Consultant / Technical Writer

Prowess Consulting

PROWESS CONSULTING | Microsoft Forefront Security Specialist
Email: [email protected]
MVP — Forefront Edge Security (ISA/TMG/IAG)

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