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Connecting Remote Users and Networks

Remote connectivity is an important aspect of enterprise networking, and the Windows 7 operating system includes several features for making such connectivity faster, easier to use, and simpler to manage.

This tutorial examines the remote access capabilities of Windows 7, including virtual private networks (VPNs), DirectAccess, BranchCache, and Remote Desktop.

Following these sections:

  • Enhancements for Connecting Remote Users and Networks in Windows 7
  • Understanding IKEv2
  • Understanding MOBIKE
  • Understanding VPN Reconnect
  • Protocols and Features of VPN Reconnect
  • How VPN Reconnect Works

In this tutorial:

  1. Enhancements for Connecting Remote Users and Networks in Windows 7
  2. Understanding IKEv2
  3. Understanding MOBIKE
  4. Understanding VPN Reconnect
  5. Protocols and Features of VPN Reconnect
  6. How VPN Reconnect Works
  7. Understanding DirectAccess
  8. Benefits of DirectAccess
  9. How DirectAccess Works
  10. Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
  11. Ipv6
  12. IPsec
  13. Perimeter Firewall Exceptions
  14. Implementing DirectAccess
  15. Understanding BranchCache
  16. Benefits of BranchCache
  17. How BranchCache Works
  18. Protocols Supported by BranchCache
  19. Implementing BranchCache
  20. Supported Connection Types
  21. Outgoing Connection Types
  22. Incoming Connection Types
  23. Deprecated Connection Types
  24. Supported Tunneling Protocols
  25. Comparing the Different Tunneling Protocols
  26. Understanding Cryptographic Enhancements
  27. Support for AES
  28. Weak Cryptography Removal from PP TP/L2TP
  29. Supported Authentication Protocols
  30. Understanding the VPN Connection Negotiation Process
  31. Creating and Configuring VPN Connection
  32. Creating a VPN Connection
  33. Initiating a Connection
  34. Terminating a Connection
  35. Viewing Connection Details
  36. Configuring a VPN Connection
  37. Configuring Security Settings for a VPN Connection
  38. Configuring the Tunneling Protocol (s) Used
  39. Configuring Advanced Connection Settings
  40. Configuring the Data Encryption Level
  41. Configuring the Authentication Method Used
  42. Configuring Authentication for IKEv2 connections
  43. Configuring Mobility for IKEv2 Connections
  44. Configuring Dial-Up Connections
  45. Creating a Dial-Up Connection
  46. Advanced Connection Settings
  47. Configuring Incoming Connections
  48. Managing Connections Using Group Policy
  49. Using Remote Desktop
  50. Understanding Remote Desktop
  51. Versions of RDP
  52. RDP 6.1 Features and Enhancements
  53. RDP 7.0 new features and enhancements
  54. RemoteApp and Desktop Connection
  55. Understanding RDC
  56. Understanding Remote Desktop Services Terminology
  57. Configuring and Using Remote Desktop
  58. Enabling Remote Desktop and Authorizing Users on a Single Computer
  59. Enabling Remote Desktop Using Group Policy
  60. Configuring and Deploying Remote Desktop Connection
  61. Configuring Remote Desktop Connection from the Command Line
  62. Configuring Remote Desktop Connection Using Notepad
  63. Configuring Remote Desktop Using Group Policy
  64. Establishing a Remote Desktop Session
  65. Improving Remote Desktop Performance
  66. Troubleshooting Remote Desktop Sessions
  67. Configuring and Using RemoteApp and Desktop Connection