DirectAccess for Windows 7 works! But stops sometimes. Why?

My sometime partner in crime Chad Duffey posted a tip he came across from a couple of DirectAccess deployments where Win7 clients mysteriously stopped working: I’m seeing lots of cases were a Direct Access proof of concept has been set up and it works really well for a while with both Windows 8 and Windows…


Faking Internet Connectivity for your Lab (Tricking NCSI)

Sometimes, you’d do anything to keep your connection icons tidy! Chad (from the Canberra PFE team) and I gave a talk on the new simplified DirectAccess at TechEd 2012 Australia, and we really wanted our demos to look good. Part of that was trying to convince the audience that network connectivity was OK, despite us…


Enriched Remote Access experience in Windows Server 2012

Article written by Aydin Aslaner, a Premier Field Engineer based in Dubai (UAE). He is a Networking/Security PFE who focuses on Remote Access technologies and IPv6. With this series of blog posts I will try to provide you an overview of some key highlights in Windows Server 2012, from an administrator and end-user perspective. In…