So you liked what you saw after going through the Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate UAG SP1 RC DirectAccess Test Lab Guide. In that guide you saw how to set up a working DirectAccess configuration with UAG SP1 RC and were able to check out the new Web Monitor view of DirectAccess client connections.

So what’s next? How about some UAG SP1 RC DirectAccess Remote Management?

You got it!

The new Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate UAG SP1 RC DirectAccess Remote Management shows you how to configure UAG DirectAccess clients so that you can manage them from management stations on your intranet. The “always connected” nature of DirectAccess makes it the ideal “always managed” solution – and you can extend that by configuring custom firewall rules to gain even greater control and increased visibility of all your managed assets, regardless if those assets are on the intranet or anywhere on the Internet.

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This Test Lab Guide covers several remote management scenarios, including a scenario enabled by a new feature in UAG SP1 RC that allows you to configure DirectAccess clients for remote management only. This was something that our UAG DirectAccess customers asked for, so we made it happen!

This new feature allows IT to always have access to DirectAccess clients – but doesn’t allow users to access the intranet through a DirectAccess connection. One example of why you might do this is when you want to have command and control over all your managed assets, but don’t want the users to have open network access to the intranet over the Internet – providing for a “manage only” DirectAccess deployment.

As always, if you have questions, suggestions or comments about this or any other UAG DirectAccess related Test Lab Guide, let me know! Just write to the email address in my sig line and I’ll get back to you.

HTH,

Tom

Tom Shinder
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UAG Direct Access/Anywhere Access Group (AAG)
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