Always On VPN – Face to Face with Direct Access


For ages that Direct Access was *the* Microsoft de facto solution for Enterprises to seamlessly connect remote devices into their corporate network.

But times changed (fast!) and we needed different, let's even say "better", solutions.

Let's enumerate a couple of points where DA was not so suitable.

  1. It only worked with Windows devices (PC). We had to show some love for Windows 10 Mobile, right? 🙂
  2. It was only for Domain Joined devices
  3. Enterprise SKU only
  4. Required a complex infrastructure
  5. No Azure AD (DJ++) support!! Windows AutoPilot FTW!!!
  6. etc.

More info regarding Always ON VPN vs DA.

So... are you looking for a new remote connectivity solution? Look no further!

Here's a fresh deployment guide for Always On VPN.

Remote Access Always On VPN Deployment Guide for Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/remote/remote-access/vpn/always-on-vpn/deploy/always-on-vpn-deploy

There's also a Microsoft IT Showcase case study, if you want to have a look on how MSIT implemented  Always On VPN in Microsoft.

Enhancing remote access in Windows 10 with an automatic VPN profile

https://www.microsoft.com/itshowcase/Article/Content/894/Enhancing-remote-access-in-Windows-10-with-an-automatic-VPN-profile

Happy VPN'ing!!

 

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