Ramblings from another nerd on the grid
DCA 2.0 RC provides the following functionality:
Note: DCA 2.0 RC can be installed on Windows 7 computers that connect to the corporate network using DirectAccess running on a Windows Server 2012 RC computer. It can be installed on Windows 7 computers that do not have DCA installed, or on computers running DCA 1.0 or DCA 1.5. DCA 2.0 RC should not be installed on computers running Windows 8 Consumer Preview. It should also not be installed on Windows 7 computers that connect to the corporate network using DirectAccess running on a Windows Server 2008 R2 computer or on a Forefront UAG server.
The download includes the following components:
Go get it @ http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29039
All well and good and love your posts by the way - BUT - where is the Enterprise version of Windows 8 Release Preview for us Microsoft partners to test Direct Access and the rest of the business features??? We setup the 2012 release candidate server for testing here and upgraded our personal laptops to Windows 8 release preview and then BAM!, found out that Direct Access is not licensed in the release preview build as it was in the last preview. Very annoying and it does not show much love for business partners. Come on Microsoft!
I am checking on this.
Another dissapointed admin here.
Hopefully a fix will be provided soon. Has anyone used Windows 8 Customer Preview with 2012 RC, is this the only way to get it working right now?
No news = bad news?
I haven't heard anything back from the product group. If i do, I will certainly relay the message. You might try the Windows Team blog or the product development blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/. Sorry.