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DirectAccess: The New VPN

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Executive Summary

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 have a new built-in architecture designed to create a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection. This new technology is known as DirectAccess (DA) and is forecasted to replace traditional VPN connections for most of your remote access needs. DA can be installed as a Server Role on the inbound server. This role comes bundled with Windows Server 2008 R2 at no additional cost. The Windows 7 client is configured by default to optimize the usage of your DA infrastructure. This white paper covers the basics of DA, including what it is, how it works, and step-by-step instructions for installing it.

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