Planning a DirectAccess Deployment Strategy

Updated: October 1, 2009

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

This topic describes design considerations for DirectAccess in Windows Server 2008 R2. For the design considerations of DirectAccess in Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG), see the Forefront UAG DirectAccess Design Guide (

The following are some critical questions to consider as you develop a deployment strategy for DirectAccess, with links to corresponding topics in this Design Guide. Answering these questions will help you create a strategy that is cost-effective and resource-efficient.

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