Useful Guide: Troubleshooting DirectAccess Manage Out Connections

I’ve discussed the concept of ‘Manage Out’ for Forefront UAG DirectAccess and also more recently for Windows Server 2012 DirectAccess; both of which can be a cause of pain when implementing and supporting a DirectAccess solution using either platform. One of my MCS colleagues in NYC, Colin Brown has written an excellent troubleshooting guide which…

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Windows Server 2012 DirectAccess Manage Out using Native IPv6

Please Note: The approach provided within this blog post is not suitable when using an External Load Balancer (ELB) or a multisite DirectAccess topology and you will need to use a more traditional native IPv6 deployment where you define your own IPv6 prefixes which are entered as part of the DirectAccess wizard configuration process. I…

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DirectAccess Hotfix Summary

I thought it might be useful to provide a summary list of DirectAccess related hotfixes from the past and present that may be of use to those embarking on a DirectAccess deployment for the first time, or those experiencing problems that have been solved already! PLEASE NOTE: Microsoft have now provided an official dynamic knowledgebase…

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Windows Server 2012 DirectAccess: Microsoft DirectAccess Comparison Table

With the impending release of Windows Server 2012 we will have our third iteration of the Microsoft DirectAccess solution. Life began with the DirectAccess feature coming to Windows in the first release of Windows Server 2008 R2 a few years ago now; it was then supercharged using Forefront UAG to offer a truly more achievable…

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