Implementing DirectAccess with Windows Server 2016 Book Now Available

I am very excited to announce that my new DirectAccess book, Implementing DirectAccess with Windows Server 2016 from Apress media, is now shipping! The book is available on popular online sites like, Barnes & Noble,,, and others. The book is also available in electronic formats such as Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook, as well as a variety of subscription formats including Safari, Books24x7, and SpringerLink.

Implementing DirectAccess with Windows Server 2016

This book contains detailed and prescriptive guidance for the planning, design, implementation, and support of a DirectAccess remote access solution on Windows Server 2016. It also includes valuable insight, tips, tricks, and best practice recommendations gained from my many years of deploying DirectAccess for some of the largest organizations in the world.

Current DirectAccess administrators will also find this book helpful, as the majority of content is still applicable to DirectAccess in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. In addition, the book also includes essential information on the design and deployment of highly available and geographically redundant DirectAccess deployments.

Troubleshooting DirectAccess can be a daunting task, so I’ve dedicated an entire chapter in the book to this topic. For those responsible for the maintenance and support of DirectAccess in their organization, this chapter alone will be worth the investment.

Be sure to order your copy today!

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  1. I recently sat in a meeting with Cisco regarding their AnyConnect client when I mentioned DirectAccess. After they laughed, they stated that Microsoft had given up on DirectAccess. I can’t find any articles saying that they have so I was wondering if this is just a Cisco sales pitch or if there is some truth to it?

    • Microsoft has indicated they will not be investing in DirectAccess going forward, so that means no new features or functionality in the future. However, it has not yet been formally deprecated. It is included in Windows Server 2016 and will be formally supported for the full lifetime of the OS.

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