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  • Blog Post: UAG DirectAccess "The adapter configured as external-facing is connected to a domain"

    Forefront UAG supports an enhanced version of DirectAccess that adds several features and capabilities that aren't available with the Windows only version of DirectAccess. After installing UAG on your Windows Server 2008 R2 server, you can then enable DirectAccess using the UAG DirectAccess wizard. Some...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: UAG SP1 RC Demonstrate DirectAccess Remote Management Test Lab Guide Released

    So you liked what you saw after going through the Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate UAG SP1 RC DirectAccess Test Lab Guide. In that guide you saw how to set up a working DirectAccess configuration with UAG SP1 RC and were able to check out the new Web Monitor view of DirectAccess client connections. So what...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Why Split Tunneling is Not a Security Issue with DirectAccess

    (Discuss UAG DirectAccess issues on the TechNet Forums over at http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/forefrontedgeiag ) As a member of the Anywhere Access Team with a primary focus on UAG DirectAccess (DA), one of the questions that I hear a lot relates to the security of the solution, due...
  • Blog Post: UAG DirectAccess – Don’t Fear the Reaper or IPv6

    (Discuss UAG DirectAccess issues on the TechNet Forums over at http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/forefrontedgeiag ) “All our times have come Here, but now they’re gone Seasons don’t fear the reaper Nor do the wind, the sun or the rain (We can be like they are) Come on baby (Don’t fear...
  • Blog Post: Why Microsoft DirectAccess Represents a Real Paradigm Shift

    (Discuss UAG DirectAccess issues on the TechNet Forums over at http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/forefrontedgeiag ) DirectAccess is a new remote access technology enabled by the combination of Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. Unlike other remote access technologies such as reverse...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: The Edge Man is Back!

    You might have noticed that the Edge Man has been absent for a while (at least I hope you’ve noticed). The reason for my absence is that I was doing some interesting work on the upcoming UAG Service Pack 1 over in the Israel Development Center (ILDC). And I have some great news for you! UAG Service Pack...
  • Blog Post: What About IPv4 Only Deployments

    While DirectAccess seems like an attractive proposition to most network admins, there is often a concern about IPv6. These admins have read about the Windows Server version of DirectAccess (DA) and they’re concerned that they’ll need to upgrade their servers and configure their routers and other network...
  • Blog Post: UAG DirectAccess Group Policy Assignment – Make Sure the Right Policies are Applied

    (Discuss UAG DirectAccess issues on the TechNet Forums over at http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/forefrontedgeiag ) When you run the configuration wizard on the UAG DirectAccess (DA) server, one of the things it does is create Group Policy Objects (GPOs) and Group Policy Settings in those...
  • Blog Post: 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...