Overview of the Test Lab Scenario
Applies To: Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8
In this test lab scenario, DirectAccess is deployed with:
DC1—A server computer that is configured as a domain controller, Domain Name System (DNS) server, and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server.
EDGE1—A server on the internal network that is configured as the Remote Access server. This server has two network adapters; one connected to the internal network, and the other connected to the external network.
RSA—A server on the internal network that is configured as the RSA Authentication Manager server.
APP1—A server on the internal network that is configured as a web and file server, and an enterprise root certification authority (CA).
APP2—A server on the internal network that is configured as an IPv4 only web and file server. This server is used to highlight the NAT64/DNS64 capabilities. This guide uses Windows Server 2003 SP2; however, you can use any computer that is configured as an IPv4 only computer.
INET1—A server that is configured as an Internet DNS and DHCP server.
NAT1—A client computer that is configured as a network address translator (NAT) device using Internet Connection Sharing.
CLIENT1—A client computer that is configured as a DirectAccess client, and will be used to test DirectAccess connectivity when moving between the internal network, the simulated Internet, and a home network.
The test lab consists of three subnets that simulate the following:
A home network named Homenet (192.168.137.0/24) connected to the Internet by a NAT.
The external network represented by the Internet subnet (188.8.131.52/24).
An internal network named Corpnet (10.0.0.0/24; 2001:db8:1::/64) separated from the Internet by the Remote Access server.
Computers on each subnet connect using either a physical or virtual hub or switch, as shown in the following figure.