Publishing Office Communication Server and Communicator Web Access with UAG

Publishing Office Communication Server (OCS) and Communicator Web Access (CWA) with UAG has been a source of confusion for some UAG customers, mostly because these products offer a wide range of functionality. Some of this is pretty simple to configure, and some takes more planning. When planning OCS publishing with UAG, one must take into…

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UAG 2010 SP1: Improving Testing in our Push for Quality

Hi everyone. I’m David from the UAG test team. In this post I want to tell you a bit about the test work we did for UAG 2010 SP1. During this release, our major goal was to bring the product to a new level of quality, and to do this we pretty much rebuilt our…

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Connecting DirectAccess Clients to SAP

When a DirectAccess client computer is on the Internet, it connects to the corporate network using DirectAccess. All communications between the DirectAccess client and DirectAccess server are done over IPv6 (encapsulated by an IPv4 tunnel to carry the IPv6 traffic over the IPv4 Internet). In fact, the client application assumes that the connection is IPv6…

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Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010 SP1 Is Available For Download

We are proud to announce that Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG) 2010 was released and is available now for download as an upgrade from UAG 2010 or for a clean install. SP1 includes a leap forward in DirectAccess deployments, ADFS 2.0 support and investments in quality. You can learn more on our TechNet Library and…

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Types of updates available for UAG

A few days ago, Service Pack 1 for UAG has been released, but we have seen some confusion with customers with regards to the type of updates UAG may have and how they relate to each other. UAG can have the following types of updates: 1. A private fix, which the product-group may issue to…

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UAG DirectAccess and the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security – Things You Should Know

Both the Windows DirectAccess and the UAG DirectAccess solutions are heavily dependent on the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security. DirectAccess clients take advantage of both firewall rules and Connection Security Rules. Connection Security Rules are IPsec rules that control the IPsec tunnel mode connections between the DirectAccess clients and the DirectAccess server. In addition to…

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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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