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Mastering Windows Server 2016 by Jordan Krause

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The truth about DirectAccess and IPv6

One of the stingy requirements I mentioned used to be the need for IPv6 inside your network. With the first version of DirectAccess, this was an unfortunate requirement. I say unfortunate because even today in 2016 almost nobody is running IPv6 inside their corporate networks, let alone 8 years ago when this technology released.

A lot of admins didn't even know what IPv6 was. Fortunately, the requirement for IPv6 inside your networks is gone. I repeat, just in case anybody wasn't paying attention or is reading old outdated TechNet documents—you do not need IPv6 to use DirectAccess! Why am I shouting? Because I have seen way too many cases where DirectAccess was considered by a company, but the project was ...

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