Any time a user connects to the Internet with DirectAccess they are seamlessly connected to the corporate intranet. There is no need for the user to initiate a VPN connection, the user experiences the same connectivity regardless of whether they are connected to the intranet or Internet. DirectAccess was first introduced in Windows Server 2008 R2; however its implementation presented a number of challenges for administrators and to provide an enterprise ready solution inevitably required the use of Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG). Windows Server 2012 now includes an enhanced full feature solution for DirectAccess including load balancing, multisite, multidomain and IPv4 support via the inclusion of DNS64 and NAT64. There is even a 3-click wizard to deploy a fully functioning DirectAccess solution for SMBs. This implementation removes the need for PKI and can be configured on a single network card behind NAT. While the Wizard masks the complexities of the technologies involved, a thorough understanding of DirectAccess is required to troubleshoot and build enterprise solutions. John Craddock has worked extensively in the challenging environment of DirectAccess with Windows Server 2008 R2 and UAG. Windows Server 2012 allows the implementation of quicker and more compelling solutions. Come to this pre-con and learn how to deploy and troubleshoot Windows Server 2012 DirectAccess, and realize all the benefits that the Windows Server 2012 implementation has to offer. An IPv6 primer is included to provide you with sufficient knowledge to fully support your DirectAccess implementation. Comprehensive demos accelerate your learning.