Deploy Always On VPN with Windows 10 Clients and Windows Server 2016

One of the new features of the Windows 10 Virtual Private Network (VPN) client is the ability to sustain an “always on” VPN connection to your organization network. The always on feature lets you remotely manage VPN clients, because if the remote computer is turned on and Internet connected, it’s available to manage. This feature is…


More New DirectAccess and Remote Access Documentation for Windows Server 2016

In two posts from the past couple of months, 5 New DirectAccess Documents for Windows Server 2016 and DirectAccess Test Lab Guides for Windows Server 2016, the publication of new DirectAccess docs for Windows Server 2016 was announced. This post continues the DirectAccess documentation publication trend with several new topics and guides now live on the Web: DirectAccess Capacity Planning. Windows…


5 New DirectAccess Documents for Windows Server 2016

In Windows Server 2016, the Remote Access server role includes three role services – VPN and DirectAccess (also known as Remote Access Service, or RAS), Routing, and Web Application Proxy. If you work for an Enterprise, you probably want to provide your organization employees with the ability to connect to your network from remote locations….


New Networking TechCenter Page for DirectAccess

Back by popular demand is the DirectAccess TechCenter page. This new page is fully redesigned from the old version, and includes links to DirectAccess documentation for Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2008 R2. You can find the new DirectAccess page at And while you're visiting the Networking TechCenter, take…


New on the TechNet Wiki: DirectAccess Survival Guide

DirectAccess was first introduced in Windows Server 2008 R2, and is greatly improved for Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. If you're interested in deploying DirectAccess, regardless of which of these operating systems you use, the new DirectAccess Survival Guide puts all of the Technical Library links to DA resources at your fingertips….


Routing and Remote Access Migration Guide released

If you’re running the Routing and Remote Access service (RRAS) on Windows Server 2003, you’re likely considering upgrading to Windows Server 2008 R2 because of some of the great new features like VPN Reconnect, which allows a VPN connection to tolerate brief network interruptions without any user intervention. However, you’re likely wondering “What is the…


Remote Access Step-by-Step Guide: Deploying Remote Access with VPN Reconnect is now available

Does your organization use virtual private networks (VPNs) to allow remote users to access the organization’s private network from the Internet?  Have you ever been frustrated when your VPN drops simply because you switched from a wired to a wireless connection? How about when the VPN is lost just because you move your laptop between…