DirectAccess is a new feature in the Windows® 7 and Windows Server® 2008 R2 operating systems that enables remote users to securely access intranet shares, Web sites, and applications without connecting to a virtual private network (VPN). This paper contains an introduction to DirectAccess and instructions for setting up a test lab to demonstrate DirectAccess with a simulated Internet, intranet, and home network using the Release Candidate versions of Windows 7 and Window Server 2008 R2.
With any luck (time permitting), I’ll be using the end result of this guide next week for my R2 demonstrations in Houston. It’s complicated and time consuming so no promises. I have a ton of honey dues this week leading up to Mommies Day.