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Windows Server 2012 Unified Remote Access Planning and Deployment

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Learn
  • Refresh your knowledge of various VPN solutions over the years and the history of DA
  • Gain a full picture of the exciting improvements in the new DirectAcess access product in Windows 2012
  • Put URA into perspective by learning about IPv4 and IPv6
  • Review the scenarios and architecture underlying Unified Remote Access
  • Take a deep dive into deploying GPO in an organization
  • Understand Multi-Site scenarios with URA
  • Explore how to deploy cloud-based scenarios for URA
  • Discover interoperability with Windows 7 clients
  • Take advantage of step by step instructions for configuring and enabling URA
  • Fine tune the security and network including advanced configuration with PowerShell
  • Get to grips with URA monitoring and reports
  • Learn to avoid common problems, issues and mistakes
About

DirectAccess, introduced in Windows Server 2008 R2, has been a ground breaking VPN-like connectivity solution, adopted by thousands of organizations worldwide. Allowing organizations to deploy without manually configuring every client and providing always-on connectivity has made this technology world-famous. Now, with Windows Server 2012, this has been made even easier to deploy, with a new friendly user interface, easy-start wizard and built in support tools.

With Unified Remote Access, Windows server 2012 offers a unique way to provide remote access that is seamless and easier to deploy than traditional VPN solutions.

With URA, the successor to DirectAccess, your users can have full network connectivity that is always-on. If you have deployed Windows Server 2012 or are planning to, this book will help you implement Unified Remote Access from concept to completion in no time!

Unified Remote Access, the successor to DirectAccess, offers a new approach to remote access, as well as several deployment scenarios to best suit your organization and needs. This book will take you through the design, planning, implementation and support for URA, from start to finish.

"Windows Server 2012 Unified Remote Access Planning and Deployment" starts by exploring the mechanisms and infrastructure that are the backbone of URA, and then explores the various available scenarios and options. As you go through them, you will easily understand the ideal deployment for your own organization, and be ready to deploy quickly and easily. Whether you are looking into the simplest deployment, or a complex, multi-site or cloud scenario, "Windows Server 2012 Unified Remote Access Planning and Deployment" will provide all the answers and tools you will need to complete a successful deployment.

Features
  • The essential administrator’s companion for the successor to DirectAccess
  • Get to grips with configuring, enabling and deploying Unified Remote Access
  • A quick start guide to have you up and running with Windows Server 2012 URA in no time
Page Count 328
Course Length 9 hours 50 minutes
ISBN 9781849688284
Date Of Publication 26 Dec 2012

Authors

Erez Ben-Ari

Erez Ben-Ari is a long time Technologist and Journalist, and has worked in the Information Technology industry since 1991. During his career, Erez has provided security consulting and analysis services for some of the leading companies and organizations in the world, including Intel, IBM, Amdocs, CA, HP, NDS, Sun Microsystems, Oracle and many others. His work has gained national fame in Israel, and he has been featured in the press regularly. Having joined Microsoft in 2000, Erez worked for many years in Microsoft’s Development Center in Israel, where Microsoft’s ISA Server was developed. Being a part of the release of ISA 2000, ISA 2004 and ISA 2006, Erez held several roles, including Operation engineering, Software testing, Web-based software design and testing automation design. Now living in the United States, Erez still works for Microsoft, currently as a senior support escalation engineer for UAG.

As a journalist, Erez has been writing since 1995, and has written for some of the leading publications in Israel and in the United States. He has been a member of the Israeli National Press Office since 2001, and his personal blogs are read by thousands of visitors per month.Erez has also written, produced and edited content for TV and Radio, working for Israel’s TV Channel 2, Ana-Ney communications, Radio Haifa and other venues.

Erez is also the author of the hugely successful titles “Microsoft Forefront UAG 2010 Administrator's Handbook” and “Mastering Microsoft Forefront UAG 2010 Customization”, also by Packt Publishing. Both titles have received all 5-star reviews on Amazon and are considered to be the most comprehensive guides to UAG in existence.

Bala Natarajan

Bala Natarajan has an engineering degree in Electronics & Instrumentation from India. He graduated in 1987 and started his career as a System Support Engineer for Unix, Novell NetWare, and MSDOS. From 1994 onwards, he specialized in Computer Networking to provide large enterprises in India with design and support for LAN and WAN networking using Cisco and Nortel networking gears. He moved to the US and worked in a large telecom company as a dedicated Support Engineer to connect over 300 school districts in the state of Washington. He joined Microsoft in 1998 as a Support Engineer in the Platforms Networking team and the Enterprise Security team. He worked as a pre-release product Support Engineer for TMG 2010, UAGDA. In 2011, he moved to the Windows Core networking team as a Program Manager for DirectAccess.