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Plan Deployment for Remote Management of DirectAccess Clients


Applies To: Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012

Note: Windows Server 2012 combines DirectAccess and Routing and Remote Access Service (RRAS) into a single Remote Access role.

 The following topics provide planning steps for deploying a single Remote Access server running Windows Server 2012 that can be used for remote management of DirectAccess clients.

Step 1: Plan the Remote Access Infrastructure: This topic helps you plan the network topology and server settings, firewall requirements, certificate requirements, Domain Name System requirements, DirectAccess network location server and management servers’ configuration, Active Directory requirements, and Group Policy Object creation.

Step 2: Plan the Remote Access Deployment: Plan client and server deployment strategies and infrastructure servers’ configurations.

Next steps

After you complete these planning steps, you can begin the server deployment. For instructions, see Install and Configure Deployment for Remote Management of DirectAccess Clients.