Plan a Multisite 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 Windows Server® 2012 Remote Access in a multisite configuration.
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 the Multisite Infrastructure—This step includes Active Directory and GPO planning, and DNS configuration.
Step 3: Plan the Multisite Deployment—This step includes planning certificate settings, network location server configuration, client entry point settings, IPv6 prefix settings, and optionally global load balancing settings.
|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 Multisite Deployment. For instructions on configuring a multisite deployment as a proof of concept in a lab environment, see Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate a DirectAccess Multisite Deployment.