Windows OS

TMT03 Secure Access from Everywhere! Implementing DirectAccess in Win2012R2


9:30am - 10:45am

Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Richard Hicks

Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter MVP

Founder and Principal Consultant

Richard M Hicks Consulting

With today's highly mobile workforce, providing secure access regardless of location is essential to maintain productivity. DirectAccess is a remote access technology included with Windows Server 2012 R2. It's a paradigm shift in the way to deliver remote access. DirectAccess provides always-on, seamless and transparent remote access any time a client is connected to the Internet. With DirectAccess, users access data and applications remotely in exactly the same way as they do in the office. Network communication is protected with IPsec encryption and authenticated with Kerberos, NTLM and certificates. DirectAccess connectivity is bi-directional, which enables manage-out capabilities not available with tradition VPN solutions.

You will learn:

  • To understand how DirectAccess works
  • The differences between DirectAccess and VPN
  • How to identify platform technology prerequisites
  • How to determine the best DirectAccess deployment model
  • How to select a high availability and redundancy option
  • How to prepare for Windows 7 client support