New DirectAccess deployment resources published

For DirectAccess in Windows Server 2008 R2:

·         Windows 2008 R2 Direct Access Server Management Pack for SC Operations Manager 2007 SP1

The management pack includes rich set of Alarms, Monitors and Agent Tasks that can be used to successfully and efficiently manage a DirectAccess server.

For DirectAccess in Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG):

·         Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007

This management pack includes monitoring of Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG) DirectAccess and its components and measuring user activity for successful DirectAccess client connections.

For DirectAccess in both Windows Server 2008 R2 and Forefront UAG:

·         Microsoft DirectAccess Connectivity Assistant (DCA)

A solution accelerator that helps streamline end-user support for DirectAccess. The DCA installs on DirectAccess clients and adds an icon to the notification area of the desktop. With this icon, you can determine your intranet connectivity status. The DCA also provides tools to help users reconnect on their own if problems arise and creates diagnostics to help mobile users provide IT staff with key information.

Joe Davies
Principal Technical Writer for the Windows Server Networking Documentation Team


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