DirectAccess is a feature in the Windows 7 , Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 operating systems that gives users the experience of being seamlessly connected to their corporate network any time they have Internet access.
With DirectAccess, users are able to access corporate resources (such as e-mail servers, shared folders, or intranet web sites) following common security standards, anytime they have an internet connection.
The new thing here is that in windows 2012 you can use a single nic.
In my previous blog I showed the configuration but now I want to NLB the DirectAccess Server.
The wizard shows me that I can choose Windows NLB or a hardware NLB solution.
Yes Ill take the WNLB. and as you can see you don’t need to setup UAG and NLB this and then direct access no go strait to the Remote access console and do your thing.
In this case I use an Edge directaccess option.
Fill in the IPv4 address that will be used as the external VIP by the Network Load Balancing feature. this address must be on the same IP subnet that dedicated external address of Windows 2012 servers.
now that the NLB is ready just on one node
To add the Second node just do add or remove node.
On firewalls or other products that has multiple NIC’s I make sure that the naming is correct nic name = internet has internet access . or red or green but don’t leave this default now I can easy see what nic I need.
Just to remember If you use a self signed certificate you can’t use NLB so a root CA must be in place.
there are more PowerShell options that you can use.
more on Direct Access
Or on powershell