How do I set up DirectAccess on Windows Server 2012?
- Login to your Server 2012 R2 server we will be using for installing the Direct Access.
- Ensure all windows updates have been applied.
- Open up Server Manager.
- Select Manage -> Add Roles and Features.
- Click Next > on the Before you Begin step.
- Ensure Role-based or feature-based installation is checked and click Next >
How does NLB work in Windows?
NLB allows all of the computers in the cluster to be addressed by the same set of IP addresses, and it maintains a set of unique, dedicated IP addresses for each host. For load-balanced applications, when a host fails or goes offline, the load is automatically redistributed among the computers that are still operating.
What has replaced Microsoft DirectAccess?
Windows 10 Always On VPN is the replacement for Microsoft’s DirectAccess remote access technology. Always On VPN aims to address several shortcomings of DirectAccess, including support for Windows 10 Professional and non-domain joined devices, as well as cloud integration with Intune and Azure Active Directory.
What does a network load balancer do?
Network Load Balancer automatically provides a static IP per Availability Zone (subnet) that can be used by applications as the front-end IP of the load balancer. Network Load Balancer also allows you the option to assign an Elastic IP per Availability Zone (subnet) thereby providing your own fixed IP.
How do I set up DirectAccess?
To configure DirectAccess using the Getting Started Wizard
- In Server Manager click Tools, and then click Remote Access Management.
- In the Remote Access Management console, select the role service to configure in the left navigation pane, and then click Run the Getting Started Wizard.
- Click Deploy DirectAccess only.
How does NLB cluster work?
NLB Clusters work in a very similar fashion as hardware-based network load balancers in that they distribute traffic between multiple servers that are members of the cluster. In the event that a server fails, NLB will direct traffic only to online servers, skipping the failed server.