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Windows 8/8.1 Disabling NRPT Hotfix

Today brings a new DirectAccess hotfix for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 computers. This hotfix was just released and is meant to allow your Windows 8/8.1 systems to be able to unload the Name Resolution Policy Table (NRPT) in case your Network Location Server (NLS) becomes unavailable. Without this hotfix when your internal NLS goes […]

WinRM client errors in Remote Access console

Good afternoon DirectAccess admins! Today’s posting is going to go over a recent error I’ve seen with a customer that took some time to work through.  I appreciate the customer from California for being so patient working through this error! I was working to setup a new DirectAccess install for a customer.  We went through […]

Setting up single-NIC DirectAccess servers with an External Load Balancer

After looking at common search engine referral terms, we are going to cover how to setup your DirectAccess deployment using an External Load Balancer with a single NIC this time around.  With DirectAccess in Windows 2012, we provide two load balancing options.  The first load balancing configuration is to use the built-in Windows Network Load […]

Running the DirectAcces Quick Setup Wizard

This posting we are going to cover how to setup a basic DirectAccess server configuration.  These instructions below will get you setup to allow Windows 8 clients to connect to your new DirectAccess server.  It’s possible to get Windows 7 clients to connect to a Windows 2012 DirectAccess server but there are a few more […]

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Your DirectAccess pre-setup checklist

Hi There!  Welcome to the first posting on our new blog site, DirectAccessGuide.com We hope our combined documented knowledge of the DirectAccess technology we plan to share in the future will be a valuable resource in your DirectAccess toolkit moving forward.  Please come back regularly as we will have a team of other Microsoft engineers […]