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Windows 7: Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide for DirectAcce

26 Oct 2009   #1

Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide for DirectAcce

Over the past months, my colleagues from the Microsoft Solution Accelerators team have been hard at work to develop the planning and design guidance for DirectAccess. Today, we are pleased to announce the release of the Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) Guide for DirectAccess.

In case youíve been havenít heard, the new DirectAccess feature in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 now gives you the ability to allow remote users to access enterprise shares, websites, and applications without the need to connect to virtual private network (VPN) systems. DirectAccess also gives IT managers like you the ability to update remote PCs anytime they are connected to the Internet, without the user being logged on to the machine.

As you prepare to take advantage of DirectAccess, your first step should be about designing your infrastructure to support this access feature that provides different security options. But how do I know where to start?

This IPD Guide for DirectAccess covers four key steps in the design process for DirectAccess to help you just that.


The IPD Guide for DirectAccess is a member of the Windows 7 Solution Accelerators family that are designed to help you accelerate the planning, deployment and operations of Windows 7 and features such as DirectAccess. Download this guide today and get started!

Next Steps
  1. Download the IPD Guide for Direct Access.
  2. Download other best practices from the Infrastructure Planning and Design series for products such as Windows Server 2008 R2, Hyper-V, App-V, SQL Server 2008, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, System Center and much more at the IPD home page on TechNet.
  3. Learn how DirectAccess enables remote users to access the corporate network anytime they have an Internet connection, without the extra step of initiating a virtual private networking (VPN) connection. Find out how to use DirectAccess to provide a more secure and flexible corporate network infrastructure in which computers on and off the network can remain healthy, managed, and updated.
  4. Visit the Deployment Zone on Springboard to learn more about Direct Access.
  5. Check out other Windows 7 Solution Accelerators.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Sweet, I'm going to be testing this out at work in the next couple of weeks.

We have a customer due for some new kit and this could be an ideal solution for them :)

Will definately be checking out this IPD guide.
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