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…

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Serving Up Quality Content on the TechNet Wiki–The TMG Troubleshooting Survival Guide

There’s a continuing debate in the IT Pro community whether or not you can host quality content on a wiki. If you don’t know what a wiki is, it’s a platform where anyone can post content and then after the content is posted, anyone can edit it. Seems like a good idea, since IT Pros…

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Another Cause of the “No Usable Certificate(s) 0x103 Error

One of the most mysterious errors you’ll see when working with DirectAccess are related to failures in IP-HTTPS connectivity. I did a blog post on this problem last year and you can find it at http://blogs.technet.com/b/tomshinder/archive/2010/03/30/troubleshooting-the-no-usable-certificate-s-ip-https-client-error.aspx Phillip Sand clued me into another possible cause of IP-HTTPS connectivity problems. First, whenever you suspect a problem with…

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How to Disable IP-HTTPS for Testing and Troubleshooting

A few people have mentioned on the web forums and in email discussions that they’d like an easy way to disable the IP-HTTPS interface on the DirectAccess client for testing purposes. They don’t want to disable it completely for all clients (which you can do through Group Policy), they just want to disable it for…

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Solving the Mystery of the Dead Teredo Interface

You’ve deployed DirectAccess on your network as a pilot project for your IT group over the holidays and everything is working great. When the users are behind a wide open NAT device, they use Teredo to connect to the UAG DirectAccess server. When they’re behind a port-restricted firewall or web proxy only, then they fall…

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Troubleshooting Test Lab Guides—What Do You Think?

Test Lab Guides provide a method for you to try out a new product or technology and see how it works in your own test lab. When you use Test Lab Guides you see all the working parts, all the front-end and back-end components, and most importantly, see how that all work together to create…

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New UAG DirectAccess Troubleshooting Content on the TechNet Wiki

Troubleshooting is always a challenging topic. Challenging from the point of view of the person who has to do the troubleshooting, and challenging to the product group who wants to provide valuable troubleshooting information so that you can solve your troubleshooting issues. Because information on troubleshooting is so dynamic, we need a way to share…

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Great New UAG DirectAccess Test Lab Content Available

Let’s face it – you can make it an avocation (or worse, a vocation) of reading all the documentation we have on UAG DirectAccess and still not be able to figure out how to actually put together a working DirectAccess solution. A big part of that is that there are a lot of moving parts,…

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Considerations When Using Ping to Troubleshoot DirectAccess Connectivity Issues

You’re learning about DirectAccess and you like what you see. The next step is to build out a test lab. You can build out your own, or you can let me to the heavy lifting for you and use the UAG DirectAccess Step by Step Guide over at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee861167.aspx You’ll save a lot of time…

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