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:
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
Networking at a Glance