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 that is configured as a domain controller, DNS server, and DHCP server for the corp.contoso.com domain.
2-DC1—A server that is configured as a domain controller and DNS server for the corp2.corp.contoso.com domain.
EDGE1 and 2-EDGE1—Two servers on the internal network that are configured as Remote Access servers. Each server has two network adapters; one connected to the internal network, and the other connected to the external network.
APP1 and 2-APP1—Two servers on the internal network that are configured as web and file servers.
APP2—A computer on the internal network that is configured as an IPv4 only web and file server. This computer 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.
ROUTER1—A server that is configured to provide routing between the two corporate internal networks.
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 and CLIENT2—Two client computers that are configured as DirectAccess clients that will be used to test DirectAccess connectivity when moving between the internal network, the simulated Internet, and a home network. CLIENT2 is a Windows® 7 client.
The test lab consists of four 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 (220.127.116.11/24).
An internal network named Corpnet (10.0.0.0/24; 2001:db8:1::/64) separated from the Internet by the EDGE1 Remote Access server.
An internal network named 2-Corpnet1 (10.2.0.0/24; 2001:db8:2::/64) separated from the Internet by the 2-EDGE1 Remote Access server.
Computers on each subnet connect using either a physical or virtual hub or switch, as shown in the following figure.