What Defines a Functional Connection to a Network Location Server?

One of the key pieces of a working DirectAccess solution is the Network Location Server or NLS. The purpose of the Network Location Server is to help the computer configured as a DirectAccess client to know that it’s inside the corporate network. When the DirectAccess client is inside the corporate network, you don’t want it…

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When Good Network Location Servers Go Bad – Preparing Against NLS Failure

In a recent article on The Edge Man blog, I talked about the Network Location Server (NLS) and how it’s used to help the DirectAccess (DA) client determine if it’s on or off the corporate network. If you missed that article, or need a refresher, check it out at http://blogs.technet.com/tomshinder/archive/2010/04/02/directaccess-client-location-awareness-nrpt-name-resolution.aspx Now that you have a…

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DirectAccess Client Location Awareness – NRPT Name Resolution

(Discuss UAG DirectAccess issues on the TechNet Forums over at http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/forefrontedgeiag) In order for the DirectAccess (DA) client to determine whether to turn on it’s DirectAccess client configuration (which connects the DA client to the DA server), it must know if it is on the corporate network or not. If the DA client is not…

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