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Forefront UAG DirectAccess deployment guide for SP1

Updated: February 1, 2011

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 provides remote users with the experience of a seamless connection to your internal network any time that you have Internet access. When Forefront UAG DirectAccess is enabled, requests for internal network resources (such as e-mail servers, shared folders, management servers, or intranet Web sites) are securely directed to the internal network, without the need to connect to a VPN.

If you are reading this help from the Forefront UAG Management console, the latest version of this guide is available in the Forefront UAG TechNet library.

About this guide

This guide is intended for use by the system administrator who is responsible for deploying Forefront UAG DirectAccess, and setting up DirectAccess clients. Forefront UAG DirectAccess deployment may also require the involvement of other infrastructure professionals, such as network engineers and administrators. If you have not yet begun planning for a deployment, it is recommended that you review the various design options in the Forefront UAG DirectAccess planning guide before you begin deployment.

The following topics provide information and instructions on how to configure and deploy Forefront UAG DirectAccess:


For instructions on how to configure a network load balanced array and an external load balanced array for Forefront UAG DirectAccess servers, see the following topics in the Array deployment guide: