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Forefront UAG DirectAccess planning guide

Updated: June 1, 2010

Applies To: Unified Access Gateway

Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG) DirectAccess extends the benefits of Windows DirectAccess across your infrastructure, enhancing scalability, and simplifying deployments and ongoing management. Forefront UAG DirectAccess gives remote users the experience of being seamlessly connected to your internal network any time that you have Internet access.

About this guide

The Forefront UAG DirectAccess design guide is intended for use by an infrastructure specialist or a systems architect. It provides recommendations to help you plan a new Forefront UAG DirectAccess deployment based on the requirements of your organization and the particular design that you want to create. It highlights your main decision points as you plan your deployment. Before you read this guide, you should have a good understanding of your organizational requirements, and the capabilities and requirements of Forefront UAG DirectAccess.

This guide describes a set of possible deployment goals that are based on the primary Forefront UAG DirectAccess enforcement methods. It helps you determine the most appropriate enforcement method and corresponding design for your environment. You can use these deployment goals to create a comprehensive Forefront UAG DirectAccess design that meets the needs of your environment.

If you are deploying Forefront UAG with SP1, read the Forefront UAG SP1 DirectAccess design guide in the TechNet library.

Use this guide to:


For a list of the prerequisites that are required for deploying Forefront UAG DirectAccess, see Forefront UAG DirectAccess prerequisites.

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