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DirectAccess

Published: October 21, 2009   |   Updated: February 17, 2012

 

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About This Guide

The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) Guide for DirectAccess provides actionable guidance for designing a DirectAccess infrastructure. The guide’s easy-to-follow, four-step process gives a straightforward explanation of the infrastructure required for clients to be connected from the Internet to resources on the corporate network, whether or not the organization has begun deploying IPv6. 

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Figure 1. Decision flow chart

In More Detail

The Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide for DirectAccess includes the following four-step process:

  • Step 1: Define the Scope of the DirectAccess Project. The focus of this step is to define the scope of the project.
  • Step 2: Determine Network Requirements. This step involves determining which services are needed to support DirectAccess clients’ connectivity to intranet resources.
  • Step 3: Design DirectAccess Server Infrastructure. This step focuses on determining the DirectAccess server configuration. Also, this step involves determining fault tolerance, as well as server placement.
  • Step 4: Design Web Servers and Certificate Infrastructure. This step involves determining how many servers are required, and designing the servers by referencing the Infrastructure Planning and Design guide for Microsoft IIS. Also, this step focuses on reviewing the requirements for certificates for the network location servers and DirectAccess clients and implications to the PKI infrastructure.

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