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NRPT hotfix for Windows 7, 8, 2008 R2, and 2012

Hi again fellow DirectAccess admins!  This week I wanted to let everyone know about a recent hotfix we’ve published to correct an issue that some of you might hit in a large DirectAccess configuration.  The Name Resolution Policy Table (NRPT) is a pivotal function included in the Windows 7 and 2008 R2 onwards that provides […]

New hotfix for Remote Assistance with Windows 7 DirectAccess clients!

I’m happy to announce we have just released a new hotfix specifically for Remote Assistance on Windows 7 DirectAccess clients!  I’ve actually encountered this issue with a few DirectAccess deployments and some of you have dropped comments asking about a solution. The core of the issue is that Remote Assistance in Windows 7 would only […]

Errors with Outlook and DirectAccess forced tunneling

Today’s topic we are going to cover a new Outlook error message I discovered today working with a DirectAccess client specially using forced tunneling. Earlier this week I helped get a client setup using DirectAccess and due to security reasons, they had to configure their DirectAccess clients using forced tunneling.  With this configuration, all traffic […]

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 […]

Getting IP-HTTPS error code 0x4BE?

Hello fellow DirectAccess admins!  Sorry for the lack of posts in the past couple of weeks, I’ve been out on holiday and just getting ramped back up today.  For today’s posting, we are going to cover the reason for IP-HTTPS error code 0x4BE.  One of my fellow co-workers filled me in with details on this […]

Getting IP-HTTPS error code 0x2AFC?

Welcome back! Today’s posting we are going to cover the reason for IP-HTTPS error code 0x2AFC. Working with a client this week we ran into this IP-HTTPS error code and I wanted to share why this error occurs and how to fix this issue. If your client is trying to connect using IP-HTTPS, it can […]

DirectAccess FAQ

So you’ve heard a bit about DirectAccess but want to know more. In this posting I’m including a FAQ of the most common questions I field every week with new customers looking at the DirectAccess Technology. This is by no means an all-encompassing list of FAQ so please leave any additional questions down below in […]

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 […]

Getting IP-HTTPS error code 0x2AF9?

Today’s post is specifically about the common causes for IP-HTTPS error code number 0x2AF9.  When viewing your DirectAccess connection status on Windows 8 clients, you will see them stuck in “Connecting” state while looking at the properties of your DirectAccess Connection  : If your DirectAccess client is trying to connect via IP-HTTPS, then there’s some built-in troubleshooting […]

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DirectAccess Book!

Just want to let everyone know about a newly published book on DirectAccess written by some co-workers here at Microsoft that is an excellent companion guide for any Technical Library : http://www.packtpub.com/windows-server-2012-unified-remote-access-planning-and-deployment/book I’ve read through the book and it’s very well written and covers just about all the major install and design scenarios for DirectAccess in […]