Plan for DirectAccess
Planning is by far the most important aspect of a DirectAccess deployment project. DirectAccess can be deployed in many different configurations to meet a variety of implementation requirements. Many design decisions and deployment options have implications for security, scalability, performance, client support, and general supportability. There are scenarios in which features are mutually exclusive. Some implementation models may limit future deployment flexibility or prevent additional security features from being enabled. A clear understanding of the implementation goals will help the architect design a solution that is reliable, secure, flexible, and supportable.