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STEP 11: Configure the Multisite Deployment

Published: February 29, 2012

Updated: August 15, 2012

Applies To: Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2



To configure a multisite deployment, make changes to the current Remote Access configuration wizard on EDGE1, enable the multisite feature, and then add 2-EDGE1 as a second entry point.

  1. On the Start screen, type RAMgmtUI.exe, and then press ENTER. If the User Account Control dialog box appears, confirm that the action it displays is what you want, and then click Yes.

  2. In the Remote Access Management Console, click Configuration.

  3. In the middle pane of the console, in the Step 2 Remote Access Server area, click Edit.

  4. Click Prefix Configuration. On the Prefix Configuration page, in Internal network IPv6 prefixes, enter 2001:db8:1::/64; 2001:db8:2::/64. In IPv6 prefix assigned to DirectAccess client computers, enter 2001:db8:1:1000::/64, click Next, and then click Finish.

  5. In the middle pane of the console, in the Step 3 Infrastructure Servers area, click Edit.

  6. Click DNS Suffix Search List. On the DNS Suffix Search List page, make sure that the Configure DirectAccess clients with DNS client suffix search list check box is selected and that the corp.contoso.com and corp2.corp.contoso.com domain suffixes appear in the Domain suffixes to use list, click Next, and then click Finish.

  7. In the middle pane of the console, click Finish.

  8. On the Remote Access Review dialog box, review the configuration settings, and then click Apply. On the Applying Remote Access Setup Wizard Settings dialog box, click Close.

  9. In the Tasks pane, click Refresh Management Servers, and click Close when finished.

  1. In the Remote Access Management Console, in the Tasks pane, click Enable Multisite.

  2. In the Enable Multisite Deployment wizard, on the Before You Begin page, click Next.

  3. On the Deployment Name page, in Multisite deployment name, type Contoso, in First entry point name, type Edge1-Site, and then click Next.

  4. On the Entry Point Selection page, click Assign entry points automatically, and allow clients to select manually, and then click Next.

  5. On the Global Load Balancing page, click No, do not use global load balancing, and then click Next.

  6. On the Client Support page, click Allow client computers running Windows 7 to access this entry point, and click Add.

  7. On the Select Groups dialog box, in Enter the object names to select, type Win7_Clients_Site1, click OK, and then click Next.

  8. On the Client GPO Settings page, click Next.

  9. On the Summary page, click Commit.

  10. On the Enabling Multisite Deployment dialog box, click Close and then on the Enable Multisite Deployment wizard, click Close.

  1. In the Remote Access Management Console, in the Tasks pane, click Add an Entry Point.

  2. In the Add an Entry Point Wizard, on the Entry Point Details page, in Remote Access server, type 2-edge1.corp2.corp.contoso.com, in Entry point name, type 2-Edge1-Site, and then click Next.

  3. On the Network Topology page, click Edge, and then click Next.

  4. On the Network Name or IP Address page, in Type in the public name or IP address used by clients to connect to the Remote Access server, type 2-edge1.contoso.com, and then click Next.

  5. On the Network Adapters page, make sure that the External adapter is Internet, the Internal adapter is 2-Corpnet, the certificate is CN=2-edge1.contoso.com, and then click Next.

  6. On the Prefix Configuration page, in IPv6 prefix assigned to DirectAccess client computers, type 2001:db8:2:2000::/64, and then click Next.

  7. On the Client Support page, click Allow client computers running Windows 7 to access this entry point, and click Add.

  8. On the Select Groups dialog box, in Enter the object names to select, type Win7_Clients_Site2, click OK, and then click Next.

  9. On the Client GPO Settings page, click Next.

  10. On the Server GPO Settings page, click Next.

  11. On the Summary page click Commit.

  12. On the Adding Entry Point dialog box, click Close and then on the Add an Entry Point wizard, click Close.

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