Consulting Services for Microsoft Windows 10 DirectAccess Client Integration Now Available

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Richard M. Hicks Consulting, widely recognized expert with Microsoft’s DirectAccess remote access solution, is pleased to announce availability of consulting services for Microsoft Windows 10 DirectAccess client integration.

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With today's release of the Microsoft Windows 10 client operating system, organizations planning to migrate from Windows 7 can now maximize their investment in Windows 10 by leveraging new and compelling features of DirectAccess, Microsoft’s proprietary secure remote access solution included with Windows Server 2012 R2.

“With DirectAccess and Windows 10, end users are more productive and systems administrators have better control and visibility of their remote managed Windows clients” said Richard Hicks, Founder and Principal Consultant of Richard M. Hicks Consulting.

DirectAccess provides seamless and transparent, always on, bi-directional remote corporate network connectivity for managed Windows clients. Windows 7 Enterprise and Ultimate edition include limited support for DirectAccess, but lack essential redundancy and performance features.

Windows 10 DirectAccess clients take advantage of new capabilities such as IP-HTTPS null encryption and Kerberos Proxy to greatly improve performance and scalability. In addition, Windows 10 clients include full support for geographic redundancy with transparent entry point failover.

DirectAccess is not trivial to install and configure. There are myriad configuration choices, and it’s easy to make mistakes in the planning and design phase that can turn into serious issues later in the deployment. Organizations that deploy DirectAccess for the first time without essential guidance are prone to making common mistakes or choosing configuration options that are less than optimal both in terms of supportability and performance.

Richard M. Hicks Consulting offers many services designed to assist with all aspects of DirectAccess deployment including installation, configuration, enterprise planning and design for large-scale multisite deployments, implementation of local and geographic redundancy, enabling manage-out functionality, and performing design reviews and security assessments. DirectAccess training is also available.

For organizations seeking to maximize their investment in Windows 10 with DirectAccess, engaging with a qualified and experienced consultant is crucial. Working together with Richard M. Hicks Consulting to deploy DirectAccess for the first time, or to implement changes to support new capabilities of the Windows 10 operating system will ensure the best chance of success for DirectAccess implementation projects

About Richard M. Hicks Consulting Services

Richard M. Hicks, Founder and Principal Consultant of Richard M. Hicks Consulting Services, is a six-time Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Enterprise Security and a leading expert on Microsoft DirectAccess. He has been helping many of the largest organizations in the world plan, design, and implement secure remote access solutions using DirectAccess for more than five years. Richard M. Hicks Consulting is based in Southern California and offers consulting services globally. For more information call (949)677-3573 or visit

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