The beta version of the Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) Guide for DirectAccess is now available through the Microsoft Connect Web site (requires Windows Live ID and registration).

This new guide provides actionable, best practices guidance to design your DirectAccess infrastructure. The guide’s easy-to-follow, four-step process gives a straightforward explanation of the infrastructure required for clients to be connected from the Internet to resources on the intranet, whether or not the organization has begun deploying IPv6.

The IPD Guide for DirectAccess covers four key steps in the design process for DirectAccess:

1.    Aligning the project scope with the business requirements.

2.    Determining whether IPv6, Teredo, 6to4, and IP-HTTPS connectivity will be supported for Internet-based clients.

3.    Assessing the need for IPv6 transition technologies including NAT-PT and ISATAP for internal communication.

4.    Determining the number and placement of servers, the certificate services requirements, and location of CRL distribution points.


Take a look!


Joe Davies
Principal Technical Writer
The Windows Server Networking Documentation Team