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Microsoft DirectAccess Best Practices and Troubleshooting by Jordan Krause

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Do I need IPv6 or ISATAP?

Part of the purpose of this chapter is to clear the air about requirements and give you definitive answers to some of the common questions that I receive all the time. "Do I need IPv6?" and "What's the deal with ISATAP?", are two of those questions, and the answers to those questions mesh and interweave. The direct answer is no. I know numerous companies running successful DirectAccess for thousands of users that have absolutely no IPv6 or ISATAP configured in their network. The only reason that you would want to introduce IPv6 or ISATAP inside your network is a situation where you need to initiate outbound communications from somewhere inside your network out to a DirectAccess-connected client computer. With the myriad ...

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