Windows 7 DirectAccess is a great remote working technology, but services such as OCS and Lync are best accessed outside of the DA tunnel. This is configured using the NRPT to set exceptions and direct traffic to external Edge servers.
To go along with the release of Windows 7 last week, Microsoft have today released the Infrastructure Planning and Design guide (IPD) for DirectAccess.
Microsoft have just released a beta of the Infrastructure Planning and Design guide for DirectAccess.
Why would you use Microsoft Windows 7 DirectAccess to help your mobile and remote workers? How might it help de-perimeterise your network? Is it work the IPv6 hassle?
DirectAccess offers some fantastic functionality for mobile workers, making remote access to corporate systems completely seamless. It’s requirement for IPv6 however is a little bit scary.