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Remote Access

Remote Access is a network service in Windows Server 2012 that combines the DirectAccess feature, introduced in Windows Server 2008 R2, and the Routing and Remote Access Service (RRAS), into a new unified server role. In Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, and Windows 2000 Server, RRAS provided the following services:

  • Dial-up remote access server
  • Virtual private network (VPN) remote access server
  • Internet Protocol (IP) router for connecting subnets of a private network
  • Network address translator (NAT) for connecting a private network to the Internet
  • Dial-up and VPN site-to-site demand-dial router

The Windows Server 2012 Remote Access server role that combines DirectAccess and RRAS allows for centralized administration, configuration, and monitoring of DirectAccess, Routing, and VPN-based remote access services.


Windows Server 2012 Resources

Remote Access Overview

Migrate Remote Access

Manage Remote Access


Deploy Basic Remote Access

Deploy Advanced Remote Access

Deploy Remote Access in an Enterprise

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