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Windows® 7 Resource Kit by Tony Northrup Mitch Tulloch and Jerry Honeycutt

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Enhancements for Connecting Remote Users and Networks in Windows 7

Windows 7 builds on the foundation of Windows Vista by adding new features and enhancing existing features used for connecting remote users and networks. These improvements include the following:

  • Support for a new tunneling protocol called Internet Key Exchange version 2 (IKEv2)

  • Support for Mobility and Multihoming Protocol for Internet Key Exchange (MOBIKE), an extension of IKEv2 that allows VPN connections to change their reachable addresses without reestablishing security associations (SAs)

  • VPN Reconnect, a new feature of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 that uses IKEv2 and MOBIKE to provide automatic and seamless switchover of an active VPN connection whenever the underlying ...

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