ws2012Microsoft DirectAccess Connectivity Assistant (DCA) 2.0 can be used by computers running Windows 7 when connecting to internal corporate networks with DirectAccess in Windows Server 2012. It improves the DirectAccess connection experience, supports one-time password (OTP) authentication for DirectAccess users and helps organizations reduce the cost of supporting DirectAccess users.

Microsoft DirectAccess Connectivity Assistant (DCA) 2.0 provides the following functionality:

  • Provides DirectAccess users with connectivity information. Users can view their DirectAccess connectivity status at all times.
  • Provides diagnostics and troubleshooting features. DCA 2.0 provides tools to help users reconnect if problems arise, and create diagnostics to provide IT administrators with troubleshooting information.
  • Supports one-time password (OTP) authentication for DirectAccess users required to authenticate using OTP.

Note: DCA 2.0 can be installed on Windows 7 computers that connect to the corporate network using DirectAccess running on a Windows Server 2012 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 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.

Go get it @ http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29039.