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Getting Started with Windows VDI by Andrew Fryer

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Remote access without using the gateway

When we set up the RRAS service to bridge our network, we installed the routing role service into our RDS-RRAS VM, which is part of the Remote Access role. The other parts of this role allow us to create connectivity for our remote users that can be used for a wide variety of purposes, including VDI. Direct Access allows domain-joined Windows 7/8 clients to seamlessly join the corporate network over the Internet using a variety of secure protocols, and will resort to SSL if that's all that will work. Direct Access is very easy to set up as there is no extra software on the client, and all the configuration changes are made up centrally with Group Policy. There is also a fully functional VPN server in Windows ...

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