Windows Server 2012 DirectAccess Video Training Course Now Available

I’m pleased to announce that my Windows Server 2012 DirectAccess video training course is now available from TrainSignal! The course covers planning, installing, and configuring DirectAccess in Windows Server 2012 in a variety of different deployment scenarios. Here’s the course outline:

Lesson 1 – Introduction
Lesson 2 – DirectAccess Overview
Lesson 3 – Planning for DirectAccess
Lesson 4 – Configuring DirectAccess (Simplified Deployment)
Lesson 5 – Configuring DirectAccess (Complex Deployment)
Lesson 6 – Configuring DirectAccess (Multi-site Deployment)
Lesson 7 – Enabling Support for Windows 7 DirectAccess Clients
Lesson 8 – Enabling High Availability with Network Load Balancing
Lesson 9 – DirectAccess Monitoring and Reporting
Lesson 10 – DirectAccess Troubleshooting
Lesson 11 – Enabling Legacy Remote Access VPN

Special thanks goes to my friend and fellow MVP Jordan Krause who served as the technical reviewer for this series and provided valuable input and feedback during the production of the course. Before you implement DirectAccess with Windows Server 2012, be sure to sign up for a subscription at and not only will you receive this great DirectAccess training course, you’ll have access to the entire TrainSignal library of content for just $49.00 per month!

TrainSignal Windows Server 2012 DirectAcess Video Training Course

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  1. Steve

     /  January 21, 2015

    Great training course Richard. I am just working my way though it now.
    I have a question I have to see covered anywhere. Is there any way, when using DirectAccess on Windows Server 2012 R2, to prevent a single user account from connecting to the network from concurrently from multiple windows clients?

    I realize that DA is computer based authentication but I wonder if there might be some other way (script, policy, otp, smartcard, etc) to prevent a user from doing this. This is a requirement for us. Thanks.

    • Not that I’m aware of. It might be possible to do this with some of the advanced Active Directory features in Windows Server 2012 R2, but I’m not certain.

  2. Thanks for the Information -great article. –
    Can we configure Direct Access HA with NLB and OTP. The following TechNet Article is not clear about this issue

    • Yes, you can configure strong user authentication using OTP for DirectAccess when configured with any form of load balancing, NLB or external.


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