e2e: Simplified Direct Access in an IPv4-only Environment

Applies to: Windows Server 2012 DatacenterWindows Server 2012 DatacenterWindows Server 2012 Foundation


This article is one in a series of articles on end-to-end configuring and troubleshooting of DirectAccess. For a complete list of the series, see End-to-end configuring and troubleshooting DirectAccess .


This guide provides step-by-step instructions for configuring DirectAccess by using the Getting Started Wizard in a test lab to demonstrate functionality of the simplified deployment experience. You will set up and deploy DirectAccess based on the Windows Server 2012 Base Configuration test lab by using five server computers and two client computers. The resulting test lab simulates an intranet, the Internet, and a home network, and demonstrates DirectAccess in different Internet connection scenarios.

Deployment information

In this test lab, Remote Access is deployed with the following topology:
Deployment sample

Deployment methods

This guide provides steps for configuring the computers of the Windows Server 2012 Base Configuration test lab, configuring Remote Access in Windows Server 2012, and demonstrating remote client connectivity. The following sections provide details about how to follow these steps.