Planning the Placement of a DirectAccess Server

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 DirectAccess server is a required component of any DirectAccess design. A DirectAccess server must be running Windows Server 2008 R2.

See the following topics for more information about DirectAccess server deployment: