DirectAccess Connectivity Assistant polling interval

  We have recently had a number of customers inquire about the default polling interval for the DCA client. The polling interval of the DCA client is 30 seconds. More Info One of the primary functions of the DirectAccess Connectivity Assistant is to indicate the operational status of DirectAccess by using an icon in the…


The UAG DirectAccess Web Monitor shows “Network Security” as Not Healthy

  Symptom: When checking the Current Status of DirectAccess using the Web Monitor, you may find that the report shows “Network Security” as Not Healthy. More Information: When activating the UAG DirectAccess configuration, the internal interface selected in the UAG DirectAccess wizard is configured with IPsec Denial of Service Protection (DoSP or ipsecdos). DoSP helps…


SSO to SharePoint 2010 through UAG when using two authentication schemas

Hi everyone, this is Dror from the Forefront UAG product group. One of our customers ran into an issue with their SharePoint deployment and we thought it is worth sharing with you all the ways that UAG can be leveraged. Let’s assume a topology like this one: In this case, two different categories of users…

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Lessons from the Field and Best Practices for Active Directory Authorization on Unified Access Gateway 2010(UAG)

An issue that has been experienced by many UAG customers is a situation where the UAG portal becomes unresponsive while users try to access it externally. This can also manifest itself as a slow login. When the user clicks on the ‘Log-on’ button on the Portal Page, to check whether the user is an Authenticated…

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Accessing Enterprise vault archived emails through UAG

I recently worked on a case where the issue was that users could not access Enterprise vault archived emails in OWA Published through UAG. Enterprise Vault is an email archiving software from Symantec and is used as an add on with OWA to access archived emails. Since it is used along with OWA, which we…

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Microsoft Forefront UAG 2010 SP1 has passed Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 2+ (EAL 2+)

I’m happy to announce that Microsoft Forefront UAG  2010 SP1 has passed Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 2+ (EAL 2+). The certification work has been performed by the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), the Common Criteria certification body of the German government and TÜViT Evaluation Body for IT security which evaluates products worldwide according…

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Detective agency

As you probably know, one of UAG’s most important features is the endpoint detection mechanism. This engine runs a special detection script on connecting clients, which reports back to UAG certain properties of the endpoint. Then, the administrator can configure the UAG to reject or accept certain endpoints based on the detected properties. A lesser…

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Regular Expression syntax to exclude values from a wildcard expression

RegEx (Regular Expressions) is commonly used when configuring UAG portal applications. In addition, RegEx is also used when configuring application customizations such as AppWrap and SRA. I recently worked with a customer that posed a fairly unique question. He wanted to know how to create a regular expression that would match the following: Include any…

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AppWrap and SRA

The Application Wrapper (AppWrap) and SRA are two mechanisms UAG uses to dynamically rewrite the content of textual web data it processes. When UAG delivers a page to the client, one of the core UAG components known as “the filter” parses the content of the page, and in some circumstances, alters the content. This mechanism…

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