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Microsoft Download Center: Microsoft DirectAccess Connectivity Assistant 2.0 RC

Microsoft DirectAccess Connectivity Assistant (DCA) 2.0 RC can be used by computers running Windows 7 when connecting to internal corporate networks with DirectAccess in Windows Server 2012 RC. It improves the DirectAccess connection experience, supports one-time password (OTP) authentication for DirectAccess users and helps organizations reduce the cost of supporting DirectAccess users. Overview DCA 2.0… Read more

Connecting to Office Corporate Network (CorpNet) using Windows 7 DirectAccess on TATA Photon+ & RELIANCE NetConnect Broadband Internet Services

We have released Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 R2 last year. One of the features that we had deployed internally was DirectAccess. You must have heard about DirectAccess many times during our New Efficiency and similar set of launch events. We have been telling Better Together story with Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008… Read more

Microsoft DirectAccess Connectivity Assistant – Now Available!

Are you using DirectAccess or planning a deployment soon? Reduce your support costs and significantly improve your mobile users’ connectivity experience with the newly released Microsoft DirectAccess Connectivity Assistant (DCA). DCA informs mobile users of their connectivity status at all times; provides tools to help them reconnect on their own if problems arise; and creates… Read more

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 DirectAccess IT Infrastructure Compatibility

This documents explains how Windows 7 DirectAccess Integrates with Existing IT Environments. DirectAccess is an integrated part of the Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Ultimate, and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems. A DirectAccess solution provides a secure, flexible architecture for enhanced remote access and transition to IPv6. It is designed to be compatible with… Read more

DirectAccess Design Guide for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

This guide provides information about advantages, disadvantages, requirements, recommendations, and design considerations for deploying DirectAccess. It answers the “What,” “Why,” and “When” questions a deployment design team might ask before deploying DirectAccess in a production environment. This guide provides recommendations to help you plan a DirectAccess deployment using the Windows Server® 2008 R2 operating system…. Read more

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Networking Enhancements for Enterprises

Brief Description Describes the networking enhancements available in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 and their benefit to  enterprise networks. Overview A detailed look at new networking technologies in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, with particular emphasis on enhancements to improve connectivity for a mobile workforce. New features and enhancments including DirectAccess,… Read more

Technical Overview of DirectAccess in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

Brief Description Covers the functional and architectural aspects of DirectAccess, a technology introduced in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to enable mobile workers to seemlessly connect to enterprise network resources when connected to the Internet. Overview Describes DirectAccess in technical detail, covering why the technology is useful to enterprises with a mobile workforce… Read more