Choose an Access Model

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2


This topic describes design considerations for DirectAccess in Windows Server 2008 R2. For the design considerations of DirectAccess in Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG), see the Forefront UAG DirectAccess Design Guide (

The three access models for DirectAccess, as previously described in Evaluating DirectAccess Design Examples, are the following:

The following topics describe the benefits and limitations of these access models.