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After you've configured Direct Access, the wizard will create and deploy the appropriate client updates. To speed up installation, use an elevated command prompt on a target notebook to run gpupdate.
There are two Direct Access deployment scenarios, one giving full access from connected PCs to select network resources, the other allowing you to manage connected PCs — making sure that mobile users' PCs are always up to date.
Along with Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 gets a new, faster file copy — with a graphical view of file transfer speeds.