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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...
DirectAccess advanced troubleshooting tip
Let’s start this new year with a small post on DirectAccess (DirectAccess remain in my good resolutions to-to list for another year ). So happy new year and wish you successful DirectAccess deployments.   When a DirectAccess client is not operational...
Windows Server 2012 DirectAccess BPA update
A few days ago, Microsoft published KB2896496 - Update adds BPA rules for DA in Windows Server 2012 . While reading the KB, I found some interesting points : Now we have full certificate check included. That’s a good thing for DirectAccess deployment...
Problème de localisation du DAC 2.0 en français
This time, article is not writen in english but french because that case apply only on Windows 7 Enterprise/Ultimate operating system localized installation media (not apply with french language pack). J’ai tellement pris l’habitude d’utiliser...
Recommended hotfixes and updates for Windows Server 2012 DirectAccess
By the past I provided an excellent link to the Jason Jones hotfix-list for DirectAccess . This list also available on his new blog . And now there an official KB for that : KB2883952 - Recommended hotfixes and updates for Windows Server 2012 DirectAccess...
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