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…


DirectAccess Test Lab Guides for Windows Server 2016

Three DirectAccess Test Lab Guides are now live on the Web, allowing you to test a variety of DirectAccess scenarios in a lab environment before scaling your DirectAccess solution to your production environment. Following are brief descriptions of the new guides. Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate DirectAccess in a Cluster with Windows NLB. This guide contains…


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….


"Windows Server: The Power of Integration" TechNet Magazine article highlights the DirectAccess with NAP solution guide and Test Lab Guides

Windows Server: The Power of Integration in TechNet Magazine describes how you can use multiple features and technologies of the Windows client and server platforms to create new value in the form of a solution that addresses an IT capability or business need. This article highlights the DirectAccess with Network Access Protection (NAP) Solution guide that I authored…


DirectAccess Learning Roadmap wins Excellence Award at the International STC

In this blog post, I described how the Windows Server networking writing team won six awards from the Puget Sound chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (STC). The STC is an independent professional association that advances the arts and sciences of technical communication. I am proud to announce that the DirectAccess Learning Roadmap has…


Test lab troubleshooting scenario example for DirectAccess published

In this blog post, I described the test lab troubleshooting scenario and how it can be used to extend a troubleshooting test lab guide (TLG) and teach people troubleshooting techniques while they are ramping up technically or evaluating a new product, technology, or feature. I just published DirectAccess client cannot detect the intranet due to incorrect…


Share your DirectAccess test lab experiences in the TechNet Wiki

If you have configured the DirectAccess test lab and would like to share your advice, recommendations, workarounds, and best practices with others, you can now edit the Experiences with the DirectAccess Test Lab for Windows Server 2008 R2 topic in the TechNet Wiki. For example, if you would like to share how you configured the DirectAccess…


New Test Lab Guides for DirectAccess in Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG) 2010 published

Hey DirectAccess fans, My esteemed colleague Tom Shinder recently published the following Test Lab Guides (TLGs) for DirectAccess in Forefront UAG 2010: Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate UAG DirectAccess Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate UAG DirectAccess Remote Management Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate UAG DirectAccess Network Load Balancing and Array Configuration Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate UAG DirectAccess with…