Direct Access is a new technology from Microsoft Available for Windows 7 Enterprise and Ultimate working with Windows Server 2008 R2 that provides seemless network connectivity not matter if you are in your Lan or in the Internet.

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What is the relationship between DirectAccess, Web Application Proxy, and Forefront UAG?

We're exploring the feasibility of deploying DirectAccess to our off-campus laptops as a more seamless alternative to our TS-Gateway server, and I would like to know the benefits and relationship ...
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End-to-Edge Protection on DirectAccess

Learning about DirectAccess. This is a diagram of End-to-Edge protection Once the data goes in the corporate network, it doesn't matter whether the corporate network is running on IPv4 or IPv4. ...
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How can I set up DirectAccess so that I only need a single physical server?

In a bid to minimise hardware complexity and overall cost for the small network I look after, I'd like to know how best to get DirectAccess up and running as simply as possible. We currently have a ...
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DirectAccess Setup on a Home ISP [closed]

I have a home office and I would like to setup DirectAccess from WS2012R2 for the client so their laptops are always able to VPN and connect home to access files and more. From the ISP side I've ...
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Configure the Routing and Remote Access Server for DirectAccess

I have 2 Windows Serer 2012 R2 DC machines. I am currently on my main which runs AD and has GUI. Number 2 is just server core and I want to setup Direct Access. However, I get this error when trying ...
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Configuring HAProxy for RPC, only one host

I've tried several ideas on how to get this to work, including Squid, Pound, and now HAProxy, which seems to be the closest yet, so far. I have an NGinx server which I have set to be the primary web ...
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Outlook fails to connect to a load-balanced Exchange 2013 cluster through Direct Access 2012 R2

We have a load-balanced Exchange 2013 SP1 cluster, running MAPI over HTTP. Client connectivity inside our own network works just fine, while clients connected over Direct Access does not connect. The ...
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Windows 7 with Direct Access and bridging a connection to a local RHEL VM

My company provided laptop is a Windows 7 machine configured to Microsoft Direct Access on the domain controller so that even remotely it will always be available on the domain without having to ...
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Can I build an Azure Only infrastructure for my small business?

I have small business, 63 people now, but we are growing slowly. We have no Active Directory, we use Office 365 for email, and about 25% use Macs. We are kind of spread out, 3 offices with more than 5 ...
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Direct Access Certificates

I want to know if I can use a single certificate for all the direct access functionality. I am working at actually setting up DirectAccess on a relatively small network. Since this is a small ...
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Microsoft DirectAccess server in the cloud (Rackspace)?

We're considering implementing DirectAccess via Windows Server 2012 R2. While considering the hardware requirements (which aren't very great of course), the question came up: "can we implement the DA ...
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DirectAccess & VPN on Windows Server 2012 Essentials

This is supposed to be very simple - deploy WS2012E on server, install the DirectAccess and VPN role and that should be about it. But it seems that its not, tried this method with no success, Not ...
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DirectAccess Server firewall rules blocking ports

I have configured DirectAccess on my Server 2012 Essentials box and most of it works great - I can remotely access the server via RDP and the default IIS website on port 80. However, I can't access ...
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Direct Access 2012 Planning

Good Afternoon, I am in the process of planning for a Direct Access server on Server 2012. I am interested in the system requirements in a real world scenario. I found this ...
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PKI and Direct Access UAG

I have a two tier PKI infrastructure with an offline root CA and two Enterprise Intermediate Certification Authorities setup to auto enroll certificates. I have setup auto enrollment in default ...
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UAG Direct Access 2 node Array wipes the IIS web site for NLS that is configured on the same box when DA is Activated

any help would be awesome, I have created a two node UAG Direct Access array, although not best practice I have setup NLS website on the UAG DA servers. Every time I click Activate on the Forefront ...
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Location for Network Location Server

I am working on setting up Direct Access, and a network location server is required. Is there a best practice on where to install it? The requirement are that it only be accessible from the intranet. ...
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Forefront UAG vs. Server 2012 Direct Access

So I'm working on bringing my company into the 21'st century, with virtual servers, active directory, ADFS, SSO etc. Its a huuuuge project, with a future goal of ISO 27001 cerification. The current ...
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NAT not working after enabling DirectAccess

following test setup is given: server1 - 1 network card connected to internal network (10.0.0.2/24) + gateway 10.0.0.1 server2 - 2 network cards (1. connected to internal network (10.0.0.1/24) / 2. ...
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Direct Access on Server 2012

Scenario: Windows Server 2012 with the Remote Access role installed. IP set to static, registered DNS. 3 domain controllers, all running Server 2003 (I suspect this may be the issue) Done so far: ...
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DirectAccess client can't connect

I've set up a DirectAccess server on Windows Server 2012 at my workplace. I'm using a Windows 8 Enterprise client to connect to it. It works fine over a mobile connection, but it fails when connecting ...
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Use a separate Teredo server and Teredo relay in Windows

All documentation (including microsoft's) about Teredo mentions the existance of Teredo Servers and Teredo Relays (and host-specific relays). Microsoft itself even runs public Teredo Servers (but no ...
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Using Direct Access to allow mobile users to have GPO and the Domain experience

I'm interested in using Direct Access mainly so I can apply GPO to mobile clients and control the "domain experience" these users have. Q: Does Direct Access allow end users to transparently work ...
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What can cause a DirectAccess IPSec Main Mode Error “no policy configured”

We have Microsoft's DirectAccess VPN set up on Server 2008 R2 with end-to-edge security, and we're having trouble with the manage-out tunnel. The DirectAccess client has DC/DNS and intranet ...
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Teredo “Error: Failed to Open Tunnel Adapter”"

I have some Windows 7 Machines with an issue on the Teredo network interface. It's not working, and due that i dont have routable IPv6 behind a NAT and the tecnologies that depends of Teredo like ...
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Can a Windows DirectAccess Server also be a RRAS server?

We are upgrading our domain to Windows server 2008 R2 and I was wondering if anyone here has ever tried to make a directaccess server run RRAS so that you could also support standard VPN clients as ...
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UAG Direct Access - Exporting GPO to offline hosts

Im probably missing something here, but i couldnt find any reference to this. I have a host that is using Direct Access from a remote location. We had to make changes on the server side and ofc, ...
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What are the prerequisite on the storage system side in order to use the DirectAccess services from Windows 7 clients?

I would like to know what the cabling/protocols/storage prerequisits are in order to implement the DirectAccess service on Windows 7 Entreprise clients.
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Does a machine have to be domain joined in order to use Direct Access

Does a machine (e.g., mobile laptop) have to be domain joined in order to use Direct Access (DA)? Or does DA allow the user to provide credentials just like VPN does when setting up DA?
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RDP access to DirectAccess Server via DirectAccess

I have just setup a Win2008R2 DirectAccess server (and also a Win2008R2 Active Directory server). From the Internet I can Remote Desktop login to the AD server, but I cannot RDP into the DirectAccess ...
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Manage a co-located WinServer08 from Win7 RC: What's New?

I've been managing our company's server-farmed webserver from my workstation via internet for long enough that it will be easy to miss out on the new capabilities offered by combining Win7 and ...
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Windows 7 Direct Access

Windows 7 Direct Access is a feature that enables safe direct access to a network without using third party software. What are its requirements and how do you set up this feature?