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    Technical Overview of DirectAccess in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

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    Covers the functional and architectural aspects of DirectAccess, a technology introduced in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to enable mobile workers to seamlessly connect to enterprise network resources when connected to the Internet.
    • Version:

      January 2010

      File Name:

      DirectAccess Technical Overview.doc

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      File Size:

      319 KB

        Describes DirectAccess in technical detail, covering why the technology is useful to enterprises with a mobile workforce and the different architectures and technologies that DirectAccess uses to manage mobile connection, authentication, and authorization. Compares selected server and full enterprise network access architectures, describes the step-by-step connection process for mobile computers and users, and summarizes requirements.
    • Supported Operating System

      Windows 7, Windows Server 2008

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