Planning and Implementing DirectAccess with Windows Server 2016

DirectAccess provides seamless and transparent always-on remote connectivity for Windows clients. This course will teach you how to plan for and implement a remote access solution using DirectAccess.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
April 13, 2017
Duration
2h 32m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
April 13, 2017
Duration
2h 32m
Description

With today's highly mobile workplace, providing secure remote access for workers is crucial to supporting the highest levels of productivity in the organization. In addition, administrators are seeking better ways to more effectively manage the field-based assets. DirectAccess, with its seamless and transparent always-on remote connectivity, can help you meet both of these requirements. In this course, Planning and Implementing DirectAccess with Windows Server 2016, you will learn how to plan and implement DirectAccess with Windows Server 2016. First, you will choose the best networking topology for DirectAccess. Next, you will install and configure DirectAccess using implementation and security best practices. You will follow with provisioning Windows 10 and 7 clients. With DirectAccess, you have access to the corporate network whenever you have a connection to the Internet, and you can access internal resources outside of the network the same way as you do inside. With consistent network access, IT administrators have a better view of and control over managed Windows clients configuration and security posture. By the end of this course, you will have an understanding of DirectAccess and how it can be implemented with Windows Server 2016.

About the author
About the author

Richard M. Hicks (MCP, MCSE, MCTS, MCITP:EA, MCSA, MVP) is a network and information security expert specializing in Microsoft technologies.

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Transcript
Transcript

Hi everyone, my name is Richard Hicks and welcome to my course Planning and Implementing DirectAccess with Windows Server 2016.

I am a founder and principal consultant at Richard M. Hicks Consulting.

With today’s highly mobile workplace, providing secure remote access for workers is crucial to supporting the highest levels of productivity in the organization. In addition, administrators are seeking better ways to more effectively manage their field-based assets. DirectAccess can help you meet both of these requirements, and more.

This course will provide you with a high-level overview of DirectAccess and the Windows platform technologies that it comprises. You will learn how to prepare your infrastructure to support DirectAccess and how to select the best network topology for the solution. You’ll also learn to install and configure DirectAccess using implementation and security best practices, and how to provision Windows 10 clients. In addition, you will understand the unique requirements and potential drawbacks for supporting Windows 7 on DirectAccess.

Some of the major topics that we will cover include:

  1. Infrastructure requirements to support DirectAccess.
  2. DirectAccess configuration options.
  3. Provisioning Windows 10 clients.
  4. Supporting Windows 7 clients.
By the end this course, you’ll know how to plan for and implement 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 Planning and Implementing DirectAccess with Windows Server 2016 course, at Pluralsight.