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Direct Access is designed to work automatically and in the background. Before the user logs on, the infrastructure tunnel is automatically established, and the Direct Access client's agents can connect to their management servers to obtain updates, desired configuration information, security configuration settings, and anything else that IT needs to do to make sure that the Direct Access client remains in compliance with network configuration and security policies.
The user should never have to do anything to "turn on" the Direct Access connection. To make this process transparent, there must be a mechanism where the Direct Access client components know when to turn themselves off and on.
Direct Access is a new remote access technology that's available with the combination of Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 Enterprise or Ultimate editions.
Direct Access promises to revolutionize the entire remote access experience so that employees can be productive from anywhere at any time, without the constraints of traditional remote access technologies, such as network-level VPNs, SSL VPN gateways, and reverse proxies.
Direct Access uses IPsec to secure the communications between the Direct Access client and server.
This is where the Network Location Server comes in.
The Network Location Server (NLS) is a Web server that allows incoming SSL connections.
A number of configuration changes are made to the Direct Access server and Direct Access client to make the solution work.
To make these changes in the most efficient manner, the Direct Access solution takes advantage of Active Directory and Active Directory Group Policy objects.