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How to implement Microsoft Direct Access

Please provide me with step by step instructions on how to implement Microsoft Direct Access (which is a type of VPN) within Server 2016.
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
It isn't a step by step request you are making. There are dozens of options and configuration choices and each of them requires different steps and is appropriate for different scenarios. You'll have to be more specific.
IT GuyNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
I need to be able to allow remote users to change their Active Directory passwords and would like to use Microsoft Direct Access to provide these users with VPN access to our network to be able to do that.

Please provide me with the steps on how to implement Microsoft Direct Access so remote users can do this.
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Cliff is correct, this is not generally a "one size fits all" recipe.   Did you try Google?  The first hit was https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh922970.aspx

You may might want to look at your firewall.  Many firewalls come with client VPN software that is much easier to set up and configure.
Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
DA requires Windows Enterprise on the desktops. That's a Software Assurance/Upgrade grant via E3 or E5 subscription level.

Both Remote Desktop Web (RDWeb) and Exchange Outlook Web Access provide the ability to change a password or reset an expired password by the user. RDWeb needs a tweak in IIS to enable while OWA works out of the box.
IT GuyNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
I have been directed to look into implementing Microsoft Direct Access instead of using our firewall for VPN access.
Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
DA is nice. It provides a thoroughly seamless experience for the user. They log on, they have access. Period. Plus, the relationship goes both ways. Admins have full access too.

Microsoft greatly simplified the deployment in Server 2016. It's not too hard with the Microsoft documentation providing a great resource on getting it going.

There are also some really good books/e-books available.
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