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The requirements to configure the Direct Access feature in Windows Server 2008R2 is listed here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee382305(WS.10).aspx

However, it is not clear as to whether all of the required components needed for configuring Direct Access can reside on a single physical server.

Can anyone verify whether all of the server requirements can reside on a single machine?

For example, can the Direct Access server be on the same machine that runs the Domain Name System, Active Directory, IIS etc..?

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I would say no. DA requires you to have the server in a DMZ environment, which is not the most secure place to have your AD infrastructure. If you have a decent server, use VMware Server or Hyper-V to create separate servers.

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