Plan a Remote Access Cluster Deployment
Published: February 29, 2012
Updated: August 15, 2012
Applies To: Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server® 2012 combines DirectAccess and Routing and Remote Access Service (RRAS) VPN into a single Remote Access role. This overview provides an introduction to the planning steps required in order to deploy a cluster of Windows Server 2012 Remote Access servers.
Step 1: Plan an Advanced Single Server Deployment. This step includes planning for the infrastructure required to deploy a single server. It includes planning for network and server settings, certificate requirements, DNS settings, network location server deployment, DirectAccess management servers, Active Directory settings, and Group Policy Objects (GPOs).
Step 2: Plan Cluster Servers .
Step 3: Plan a Load-Balanced Cluster Deployment.
Step 4: Record your planning decisions for Remote Access advanced deployment. This record can be used as a job aid for everyone involved in completing the deployment steps.
After you have completed these planning steps, see Configure a Remote Access Cluster. For instructions on configuring a cluster deployment as a proof of concept in a lab environment, see Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate DirectAccess in a Cluster with Windows NLB.