DirectAccess Deployment Paths in Windows Server

Applies to: Windows Server 2022, Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016

This topic provides a listing of the documentation for the two main Remote Access deployment paths: Basic and Advanced.

You can use the section below to gain an understanding of the differences between the DirectAccess Basic and Advanced deployment paths, and you can use the documentation links to locate the deployment guide that is best suited to your goals.

Deploy Basic DirectAccess

With a basic DirectAccess deployment, DirectAccess is configured with default settings by using a wizard, without any need to configure infrastructure settings such as a certification authority (CA) or Active Directory security groups.

Deploy Advanced DirectAccess

With an advanced DirectAccess deployment, you deploy a single DirectAccess server and configure network infrastructure servers to support DirectAccess.