UAG SP1 DirectAccess Contest 1–Round 2/Quiz 4 (Final) and Contest 2 Round 1/Quiz 4

Wow! This is it – the last quiz in Contest 1. That’s right – this is quiz 4 of the second round. To celebrate this occasion and to make things more interesting, we’re going to have FIVE questions. This will give those who are behind a better chance of catching up and put some pressure…

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How To Enable SSTP (Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol) Split Tunneling with UAG 2010

UAG 2010 (UAG) supports two types of network level SSL VPN: Network Connector Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol (SSTP) Network Connector is aimed at legacy clients and SSTP for Windows 7 clients. Network Connector supports both split and non-split tunneling configurations while SSTP, when accessed through the UAG portal, supports only non-split tunneled connections. This can…

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Certificate Related Questions and Test Lab Guide Guidance

A couple of good questions were asked on a recent blog post and I figured it was worthwhile to answer them in more detail in a separate post. ==================================== “Can you clarify a couple points related to Certificate Authorities and CRLs?  I plan on getting a commercial certificate for the IP-HTTPS listener as you recommended,…

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Answers to UAG SP1 DirectAccess Contest 1–Round 2/Quiz 3 and Contest 2 Round 1/Quiz 3

Now for the moment you’ve all been waiting for – the answers to UAG SP1 DirectAccess Contest 1–Round 2/Quiz 2 and Contest 2 Round 1/Quiz 2! Last week’s quiz was a bit different with some practical problem solving scenarios based on screenshots. Let’s see how you did: =========================================== Question 1: Review the information in figure…

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UAG SP1 DirectAccess Contest 1–Round 2/Quiz 3 and Contest 2 Round 1/Quiz 3

It’s time for your weekly UAG DirectAccess quiz! We’re getting close to the end of contest 1, so make sure you don’t miss a step for the next two weeks. Last week’s quiz was definitely tricky and introduced some obscure or difficult to find information. This week I’m going to try something a little different….

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Why Do I Need Two IP Addresses on the External Interface of the UAG DirectAccess Server?

This question comes up frequently when introducing admins to UAG DirectAccess. It makes sense, since public IPv4 addresses are getting more difficult to come by and in fact it’s predicted that there will be an exhaustion of the entire IPv4 address space by next month. So, why do you need two public IP addresses on…

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Some 3G Connections May Not Enable DirectAccess Always-On Connectivity

DirectAccess is about being “always-on”. When I start my laptop in the morning, I’m ready to get to work. Even though I don’t work on the Microsoft campus, I’m able to connect to anything I want (that I have permissions to connect to) on the Microsoft intranet without thinking about connecting to an SSL VPN…

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Answers to UAG SP1 DirectAccess Contest 1–Round 2/Quiz 2 and Contest 2 Round 1/Quiz 2

Now for the moment you’ve all been waiting for – the answers to UAG SP1 DirectAccess Contest 1–Round 2/Quiz 2 and Contest 2 Round 1/Quiz 2! Here you go: =========================================== Question 1: ISATAP is an IPv6 transition technology that enables computers to tunnel IPv6 packets inside an IPv4 header. Which of the following scenarios are…

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UAG SP1 DirectAccess Contest 1–Round 2/Quiz 2 and Contest 2 Round 1/Quiz 2

(If you didn’t participate in Quiz 1 – you can read the rules of the game over at http://blogs.technet.com/b/tomshinder/archive/2010/12/02/uag-sp1-directaccess-contest-quiz-one-round-one.aspx) It’s time for Contest 1-Round 2/Quiz 2 and Contest 2-Round 1/Quiz 2 Send your entries until 11AM Central Standard Time (-0600 UTC) on Monday January 17th. The scores are really close and at this point, anyone…

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UAG DirectAccess–Guess the Device in the Request/Response Path

Take a look at the figures below and see if you can guess what device is in the request/response path that you don’t typically see a UAG DirectAccess deployment. First, the ipconfig output on a DirectAccess client located behind a NAT device: Figure 1 Now let’s ping DC1: Figure 2 Now let’s do a tracert…

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