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Enterprise Networking Scenarios

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With the Windows Server Networking technologies that are provided for enterprise networking scenarios, you can:

  • Provide network access for remote users.
    The Windows Server 2012 Remote Access server role that combines DirectAccess and the former RRAS allows for centralized administration, configuration, and monitoring of DirectAccess, Routing, and VPN-based remote access services.
  • Manage computer addressing and name resolution services.
    IP Address Management (IPAM) in Windows Server 2012 is a new built-in framework for discovering, monitoring, auditing, and managing the IP address space used on a corporate network. IPAM provides for administration and monitoring of servers running Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and Domain Name System (DNS).
  • Improve application and download performance for branch office locations.
    To optimize wide area network (WAN) bandwidth when users access content on remote servers, BranchCache copies content from your main office or hosted cloud content servers and caches the content at branch office locations, allowing client computers at branch offices to access the content locally rather than over the WAN.

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