DNS64 Service Fails to Start After Upgrading to UAG Service Pack 1

I’ve seen a few people ask if there are problems with access to IPv4 only resources after installing UAG Service Pack 1 (UAG SP1). The cause of the problem is that after you install UAG SP1, the DNS64 service is set to Manual. You need to reconfigure the DNS64 service to start automatically. This issue…


Connecting the DirectAccess Client 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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Test Lab Guide Virtualization Notes

If you’re not aware of Test Lab Guides, they’re part of a new initiative we have at Microsoft that is intended to make life easier for you when it comes to adopting new products and technologies. We realize that when you consider bringing in a new product and technology, you have to consider how long…


Answers UAG DirectAccess Contest Quiz 1 Round 1

Here are the answers to Quiz 1, Round 1: ==================================================== Question 1: Which Operating System(s) can be configured as DirectAccess clients? (choose the best answer) A. Windows 7 B. Windows Vista SP2 C. Windows Server 2008 R2 D. Windows 7 and Windows Vista SP2 E. Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 The answer to…

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UAG SP1 DirectAccess Contest Quiz One-Round One

With all the excitement coming from the upcoming release of UAG Service Pack 1, I thought we might do something fun (OK, DirectAccess is always fun, but maybe we can do something closer to what other people would consider fun). What’s more fun than a contest? I know, a contest where you’re the winner! OK,…


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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Long NetBIOS Names May Interfere with UAG DirectAccess User Interface

Shannon Fritz, and up and comer in the world of UAG DirectAccess found a very interesting issue with the UAG Management Console and loading of the DirectAccess interface. It turns out that if the UAG server has a NetBIOS name that is longer than the allowed 15 characters, the DirectAccess configuration interface won’t open. Here’s…


Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate Forefront UAG SP1 RC DirectAccess with Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol (SSTP) and Remote Desktop Gateway (RDG)–Blog Version

Hey folks – since the TLGs are typically put up only in the download center, it makes discoverability of some of the cool content inside of them hard when it comes to search engines. Therefore, I’m going to post the full text of the TLGs on the Edge Man blog. However, I recommend that you…

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