Windows Server 2012 Unified Remote Access Planning and Deployment

Overview

Discover how to seamlessly plan and deploy remote access with Windows Server 2012's successor to DirectAccess

Overview

The essential administrator's companion for the successor to DirectAccess.
Get to grips with configuring, enabling and deploying Unified Remote Access.
A quick start guide to have you up ...

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Overview

Discover how to seamlessly plan and deploy remote access with Windows Server 2012's successor to DirectAccess

Overview

The essential administrator's companion for the successor to DirectAccess.
Get to grips with configuring, enabling and deploying Unified Remote Access.
A quick start guide to have you up and running with Windows Server 2012 URA in no time.

In Detail

DirectAccess, introduced in Windows Server 2008 R2, has been a ground breaking VPN-like connectivity solution, adopted by thousands of organizations worldwide. Allowing organizations to deploy without manually configuring every client and providing always-on connectivity has made this technology world-famous. Now, with Windows Server 2012, this has been made even easier to deploy, with a new friendly user interface, easy-start wizard and built in support tools.

With Unified Remote Access, Windows server 2012 offers a unique way to provide remote access that is seamless and easier to deploy than traditional VPN solutions.

With URA, the successor to DirectAccess, your users can have full network connectivity that is always-on. If you have deployed Windows Server 2012 or are planning to, this book will help you implement Unified Remote Access from concept to completion in no time!.

Unified Remote Access, the successor to DirectAccess, offers a new approach to remote access, as well as several deployment scenarios to best suit your organization and needs. This book will take you through the design, planning, implementation and support for URA, from start to finish.

"Windows Server 2012 Unified Remote Access Planning and Deployment" starts by exploring the mechanisms and infrastructure that are the backbone of URA, and then explores the various available scenarios and options. As you go through them, you will easily understand the ideal deployment for your own organization, and be ready to deploy quickly and easily. Whether you are looking into the simplest deployment, or a complex, multi-site or cloud scenario, "Windows Server 2012 Unified Remote Access Planning and Deployment" will provide all the answers and tools you will need to complete a successful deployment.

What you will learn from this book

Refresh your knowledge of various VPN solutions over the years and the history of DA
Gain a full picture of the exciting improvements in the new DirectAcess access product in Windows 2012
Put URA into perspective by learning about IPv4 and IPv6
Review the scenarios and architecture underlying Unified Remote Access
Take a deep dive into deploying GPO in an organization
Understand Multi-Site scenarios with URA
Explore how to deploy cloud-based scenarios for URA
Discover interoperability with Windows 7 clients
Take advantage of step by step instructions for configuring and enabling URA
Fine tune the security and network including advanced configuration with PowerShell
Get to grips with URA monitoring and reports
Learn to avoid common problems, issues and mistakes

Approach

"Windows Server 2012 Unified Remote Access Planning and Deployment" is a quick start tutorial full of step-by-step instructions to guide you through planning and deploying Unified Remote Access; the successor to DirectAccess.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849688284
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/12/2013
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Erez Ben-Ari is a long time Technologist and Journalist, and has worked in the Information Technology industry since 1991. During his career, Erez has provided security consulting and analysis services for some of the leading companies and organizations in the world, including Intel, IBM, Amdocs, CA, HP, NDS, Sun Microsystems, Oracle and many others. His work has gained national fame in Israel, and he has been featured in the press regularly. Having joined Microsoft in 2000, Erez has worked for many years in Microsoft's Development Center in Israel, where Microsoft's ISA Server was developed. Being a part of the release of ISA 2000, ISA 2004 and ISA 2006, Erez held several roles, including Operation engineering, Software testing, Web-based software design and testing automation design. Now living in the United States, Erez still works for Microsoft, currently as a senior support escalation engineer for UAG.

Erez is also the author of the successful "Microsoft Forefront UAG 2010 Administrator's Handbook", and the book "Mastering Microsoft Forefront UAG customizations", both published by Packt.

Bala Natarajan is a veteran of the edge security business, having been a senior support engineer for Microsoft's edge products ISA Server, TMG and UAG for over a decade. Bala was also the Beta engineer for the UAG-based DirectAccess development, during which he acquired an experience and understanding that are second to none in this field, and also led him to become a senior product manager of Windows Server 8 DirectAccess.

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