DirectAccess Policy Management – Have it your way!

Forefront UAG 2010 makes extensive use of group policy objects for client provisioning, corporate servers, and the gateway itself. Customers familiar with this capability asked for more. More flexibility defining objects, and more control over their naming, placement and creation. Here are a couple of enhancements we’ve made in SP1 to meet these requests. Organizational…

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Forefront UAG SP1 RC documentation now on TechNet

We’ve recently updated our Forefront UAG TechCenter with content for Forefront UAG SP1 RC. Here’s what we’ve added: What’s new in SP1 – with a quick overview of new features. Comparison of DirectAccess RTM and SP1 features – gives you a quick summary of the added DirectAccess features. Release notes for last minute issues Installation…

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The case of the missing and reappearing files and registry keys

  Today I figured I would address an issue that has been encountered by some UAG administrators – the “haunted” UAG server. Why haunted, you ask? I’ll tell you why. Because settings you configure in CustomUpdate files or registry keys, rather than in the UAG Management console, mysteriously disappear after you have applied them (and…

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UAG 2010 SP1: DirectAccess Always Managed & Managed Only

Always managed One of the reasons I really like DirectAccess is that client computers can always be managed, regardless of location. This means that whenever a user turns the laptop on and connects to the Internet, management agents on the client laptop can synchronize with corporate management servers, report on their health status, and download…

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UAG DirectAccess monitoring and troubleshooting in UAG 2010 SP1

After deploying your UAG DirectAccess environment, you need to ascertain that it’s up and running, and is providing the remote access as planned. There are a few things you’ll want to check: Are all the relevant services up and running? Were there any failures? Are there users currently connected to the system? Are they hitting…

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Creating a policy for a corporate machine

A nice feature of the endpoint policy mechanism in UAG is the ability to create a Corporate-Machine policy, and then use it to grant more granular access to machines which meet the policy. Some customer have found this to be confusing, thinking that you can simply specify that as an expression, and UAG will be…

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