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Some new DirectAccess unsupported scenarios
I was involved in some DirectAccess pre-sale & projects with One-Time Password feature. For a while we have a dedicated Technet web page for special cases / requests or scenarios DirectAccess Unsupported Configurations . I used to have a look at it...
Solve W2K12R2 DirectAccess OTP activation problem with Powershell
I was working on a DirectAccess POC for a customer of mine a few months ago. Now it’s time to go in production and moving from Windows 2012 to Windows Server 2012 R2. I was rebuilding my lab and have a closer look at KB2883952 to avoid most of problems...
August 2014 update rollup for Windows 8.1 what’s new for DirectAccess
There is nothing to do in august, except being in vacation. It’s not the case for Microsoft folks who just released the August rollup for Windows 8.1/RT/Windows Server 2012 R2. If we take a look at the related KB2975719 , we will discover that’s it include...
Windows Remote Assistance between DirectAccess clients made easy and simple
Remote Management is one of the top feature provided by DirectAccess. By default a DirectAccess client is able to reach internal resources such as SCCM server but the contrary is much more difficult as it require an IPv6 connectivity from end to end....
DirectAccess OTP Mystery case solved
Each month, Microsoft provide a bunch of updates for it’s operating systems and this month , the rollup contain an interesting fix for DirectAccess infrastructure. If we have a closer look at updates included we will find this one : As your DirectAccess...
Multisite DirectAccess scenario in Powershell
Multisite is a very interesting scenario that was complicated to deploy with Windows 7 and Forefront UAG. If this challenging scenario does not scared you, have a look at this Edge Man post . Technically speaking, it was also possible to achieve a “similar...
Disconnect DirectAccess in Windows 8.x while on LAN
A small blog post to relay an interesing post from Richard Hicks . Microsoft just published an update applicable to Windows 8.x DirectAccess clients to solve an interesting problem When the DirectAccess clients are not able to reach the Network Location...
Windows to go, pas que pour les Geek
Etre Geek, c'est aussi identifier des solutions innovantes qui peuvent apporter un véritable plus dans les projets. Dans le cas présent, les projets de migration de poste de travail. Sur ce point, grand merci à Stanislas Quastana pour la solution...
Why Update 1 of Windows 8.1/Windows 2012 R2 is important for DirectAccess?
For sure recently released Update 1 of the Windows 8.1 / Windows Server 2012 R2 provide a lot of enhancements but it’s also a cumulative update including security and non-security related updates. Recently, Microsoft also updated KB2883952 : Recommended...
DirectAccess remote management from Jedi knight to master seating at the Jedi council
DirectAccess remote management from Jedi knight to master seating at the Jedi council Let’s continue our learning. Master Yoda did not deserve you the rank of master. You still have much more to learn about the power of DirectAccess. Let’s see what aspects...
Even an excellent DirectAccess feature can fail
No, DirectAccess is not a failure at all. But back to the UAG times, customers were expecting real-time monitoring of users access and resources previously accessed. Since Windows Server 2012 we have this feature (reporting) with enough detail to fill...
DirectAccess for everyone
By default, DirectAccess is only eligible to Enterprise edition of Windows. This licensing limitation did not help us during pre-sales of DirectAccess projects. It seems that Microsoft heard customers feedback and introduce some changes in it’s licensing...
DirectAccess remote management, from Padawan to Jedi Knight
It's been a long time I did not publish something in the DirectAccess Challenge series . Let's do a deep dive in DirectAccess remote Management scenario. Be a Jedi Knight and use The DirectAccess force. But wait. As master Yoda used to say “Long...
DirectAccess Client troubleshooter
Some people at Microsoft deserves their stock of Kudos. It’s not always easy to troubleshoot DirectAccess problems. Most of the time they come from a problem of misconfiguration. We wan search for a long time if we do not have access to the computer....
DirectAccess and Windows Remote Assistance
For those of us who deployed legacy DirectAccess clients (yes Windows 7 is a legacy operating system) with Windows Server 2012 based DirectAccess we encountered the problem of Windows Remote Assistance witch was not working. That sound strange because...
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