DirectAccess enables remote users to securely access shared resources, Web sites, and applications on an internal network without connecting to a virtual private network (VPN). DirectAccess establishes bi-directional connectivity with an internal network every time a DirectAccess-enabled computer is connected to the Internet. Users never have to think about connecting to the internal network, and IT administrators can manage remote computers outside the office, even when the computers are not connected to the VPN.

DirectAccess in Windows Server® 2012 R2 and Windows Server® 2012

In Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012, DirectAccess is a role service of the Remote Access server role. Following are DirectAccess resources in the Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012 Technical Library.

DirectAccess in Windows Server® 2008 R2

Following are DirectAccess resources in the Windows Server 2008 R2 Technical Library.

 

TechNet Wiki Articles

Following are links to TechNet Wiki articles about DirectAccess.