Remote access solution deployed at Microsoft

A webcast coming up on 29th March at 9AM PST (5PM GMT) caught my eye as remote access is something I quite often get asked about, and also recently setup for my home network (although probably not as securely as the Microsoft internal solution). Being able to VPN back into home when on the road is pretty cool for sure. The webcast is about how Microsoft enhanced the remote access service to build the corporate access solution deployed internally at Microsoft. The full brief is below:

"How can you improve the remote access security in your Windows-based IT infrastructure? Join this webcast to learn how Microsoft IT has dealt with remote access security with the latest generation of Microsoft products - Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003, Internet Authentication Service, Internet Security Accelerator 2004, Microsoft Operations Manager 2005, SQL Server 2000, Public Key Infrastructure & Certificate Services, and Connection Manager. The solution deployed, called Secure Remote User (SRU), enables Microsoft IT to manage specific remote desktop configurations, ensuring that all established security requirements are met when remote users access corporate network resources."

The registration URL is

Comments (4)

  1. John Higley says:

    Any plans on writing an article on how you got your home VPN solution up and running? It’s something I’ve wanted to try, but never got around to doing.

  2. John Howard [MSFT] says:

    Aha. Hook line and sinker 😉 I was hoping someone would ask exactly that.

    The simple answer is "badly" (I’m not an expert in this area, but know enough to be dangerous when I try….)

    I have documented it, if for no other reason that I can rebuild the environment. I’m going virtual machine technology big-time shortly and am in the process of redesigning and heavily extending the infrastructure in my home domain accordingly.

    Leave me with it – I’ll post the info up here in the next few days.

  3. Andrew Dugdell says:

    Ok, now you’ve hooked a second fish. I’d love to hear more on this when you get to it.

  4. Michael Kleef says:

    Ill do it for you! 🙂

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