This course will teach you how to create a highly available DirectAccess infrastructure, enforce strong user authentication, enable and configure monitoring and reporting, configure manage out, and how to effectively troubleshoot DirectAccess.
After implementing DirectAccess, you must know how to monitor, scale, and troubleshoot DirectAccess to effectively support the solution in your organization. This course, Managing and Supporting DirectAccess with Windows Server 2016, will help you implement a highly available and geographically redundant architecture to reduce potential downtime. You'll also learn how to enable and enforce strong user authentication to mitigate the risk posed by lost or stolen devices. In addition, enabling monitoring and reporting as well as managing out to remote DirectAccess clients are covered in detail. Once you've completed this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge to manage and support DirectAccess in any deployment scenario.
Course Overview Hello everyone, and welcome to my course, Managing and Supporting DirectAccess with Windows Server 2016. My name is Richard Hicks, and I'm the founder and principle consultant at Richard M. Hicks Consulting. The seamless and transparent nature of DirectAccess makes it an incredible Remote Access technology, and once it's implemented users and administrators alike simply can't live without it. Ensuring that the solution is stable and reliable is crucial for sustaining peak productivity for our remote workers. This course will provide you with the essential skills required to manage and support DirectAccess in all deployment scenarios. You will learn how to enable and configure load balancing for DirectAccess to ensure the highest levels of availability for the Remote Access solution. You'll also learn how to monitor the DirectAccess server and infrastructure help, as well as report on DirectAccess client connectivity. In addition, you'll learn how to enable strong user authentication, and how to implement manage out for DirectAccess clients. Finally, you'll learn crucial troubleshooting techniques to help make the job of supporting DirectAccess in your organization much easier. By the end of this course you'll have the necessary skills and expertise to manage and support a secure Remote Access solution using DirectAccess on Windows Server 2016. Before beginning the course you should be familiar with basic Windows Server and Active Directory administration, DNS and name resolution, and IPv4 networking. Familiarity with Active Directory certificate services is helpful too. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn DirectAccess with the Managing and Supporting DirectAccess with Windows Server 2016 course here at Pluralsight.