Key Windows Server 2008 R2 features: DirectAccess

Not just a user favorite -- DirectAccess is on our list of the top 10 features in Windows Server 2008 R2.

 

#3: DirectAccess

DirectAccess
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This just might be the crown jewel of R2's "must run with Windows 7" features – from a user perspective that is. And with a promised seamless connection to corporate networks without the hassle of a VPN, why not?

Admins and IT managers might get the heebie-jeebies from the potential security implications. But for those who get the implementation right, a non-stop connection to client computers could actually prove to be a security boon as well as a user convenience.

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This was first published in January 2010
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