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Troubleshooting DirectAccess Manage Out Connections

The following are some troubleshooting steps if you run into problems getting inside-out management working.  Inside-out management is the ability for a machine on the internal corporate network, such as a helpdesk machine, to be able to initiate communications to remote, internet-based DirectAccess clients, such as by using RDP sessions, remote registry, or mapping drives….


Identity Management White Papers for Cloud and Hybrid IT

One of the hottest topics in IT these days is identity management. Sure, IdM has been important for a long time but with the advent and the acceleration of cloud computing, it’s taken a prominent position on the IT stage. There are a lot of issues that you need to consider with the new computing…


Tim Rains Introduces Windows Server 2012 Security from End to Edge and Beyond

Windows Server 2012 is the greatest operating system Microsoft has ever unleashed on your data center. There are so many new features and capabilities that it would take several books to illuminate them all. And with all that goodness comes a number of new and improved security technologies. This is what the book Windows Server…


Goodbye Edge Man–Welcome to the Private Cloud

Hey folks, You might have noticed that the old Edge Man hasn’t posted for almost a year. The Edge Man blog began as part of my work with UAG DirectAccess. I think we did a lot of great work here and provided some keen value for all of you who were working with UAG DirectAccess…


A New Tech Talk Show–Security Talk with Yuri Diogenes and Tom Shinder

Yuri Diogenes and I have worked together on a number of projects over the years – last year we published three new books on TMG, UAG and Forefront Security for Exchange. You can find more information on these books on Yuri’s blog at http://blogs.technet.com/b/yuridiogenes/archive/2010/07/08/new-forefront-books-by-microsoft-press.aspx We also worked together on the TMG Firewall Administrator’s Companion which…


A Solution to the “Forwarding on the 6to4 Interfaces Cannot be Enabled” Error

Ben Ari posted an answer to the Forwarding on the 6to4 Interface cannot be enabled error that you might see when you try to activate the DirectAccess configuration on the UAG DirectAccess server. When you activate the configuration, it will look something like this:   Check Ben’s blog post at http://blogs.technet.com/b/ben/archive/2011/01/27/forwarding-on-the-6to4-network-interface-cannot-be-enabled.aspx for the reason and…


URL and Antivirus Filtering for DirectAccess Clients

The question on how to handle DirectAccess clients and Internet security for those clients is always a popular topic. As I’ve mentioned many times in this blog, the overall threat and management profile of the DirectAccess client should be little different than a client that is on the intranet. However, there is one major difference…


Does Removing ISATAP for the DNS Block List Impact Security?

If you choose to deploy ISATAP to support your DirectAccess deployment, one of the things you need to do is remove the name ISATAP from the DNS block list if you’re using a Windows DNS server running Windows Server 2003 SP2 or above. By default, these DNS servers will not resolve queries for the names…


IPv6 and DirectAccess Troubleshooting Cheat Sheets

What would you be willing to pay for a really cool IPv6 and DirectAccess troubleshooting cheat sheet? $5? $10? $100? ONE HUNDRED BILLION DOLLARS? Would you pay one hundred billion dollars for these cheat sheets? Since these cheat sheets are priceless we’re going to give them away. Thanks to DirectAccess guru and all around good…