Azure and Support for Direct Access. Alternatives?

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Occasional Contributor


Hi Team,
In the following article, it says that Direct Access is not Supported in Azure Microsoft server software support for Microsoft Azure virtual machines

(Last Review: 26 May 2017)

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/2721672/microsoft-server-software-support-for-microsoft-azu...

 

What alternative solutions are available if this is not supported by Microsoft?
Any ideas please?

 

Similar feedback
https://feedback.azure.com/forums/216843-virtual-machines/suggestions/6560412-support-direct-access-...

 

Thanks
Cheers
Aziz

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have you considered point to site vpn for your clients ?

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Hi Kent,

Thanks for your update.

  • I have checked the following info about Configure a Point-to-Site connection to a VNet using the Azure portal :

Configure a Point-to-Site connection to a VNet using the Azure portal (classic)

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/vpn-gateway/vpn-gateway-howto-point-to-site-classic-azure-por...

 

  • We are considering VPN Gateway as an option and I am wondering if this can be a good alternative or a replacement for Direct Access in Azure ?
  • Plus VPN Gateway is not free.
  • Microsoft has reversed their decision on the support of DirectAccess in Azure (removing it from the unsupported roles list in July 2016).
  • Will Microsoft re-introduce supportabilty of Direct Access in Azure?

About VPN Gateway

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/vpn-gateway/vpn-gateway-about-vpngateways

 

Thanks

Cheers

Aziz

 

 

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Hi Aziz

 

I cant answer you follow up questions, but just cause Direct access is not supported does not mean it cant be done. But i dont believe Direct access will be directly supported by Azure.

 

 

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I see.

The concern we have is supportability from MS side if we get any issues and we need help from Microsoft support.

 

Thanks Ken.