DirectAccess and Firewalls and NAT

Its seems like we’ve run into a little confusion recently regarding how to deploy the UAG DA server in a firewalled environment. If you look at our documentation for Packet Filtering for the Internet Firewall (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee809062.aspx) you’ll see that we fully support putting a firewall in front of the UAG DA server. —————————————————————————————– Discuss UAG…

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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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UAG DirectAccess Server Deployment Scenarios

(Discuss UAG DirectAccess issues on the TechNet Forums over at http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/forefrontedgeiag) A question that I see frequently regarding UAG DirectAccess is “what topology options are available to me? Where’s the best place to put the UAG DA server?”. As with all questions of this type, the answer depends on what your requirements are and what…

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