Hotfix for Windows 7 DirectAccess Clients

This month Microsoft released an important hotfix to address a DirectAccess connectivity issue for Windows 7 clients connecting to a Windows Server 2012 DirectAccess Server. The hotfix specifically resolves an issue where Windows 7 clients face a very long delay reestablishing a DirectAccess session using the IP-HTTPS IPv6 transition protocol after recently disconnecting from a VPN session. In this scenario, Windows 7 DirectAccess clients may take as long as 15 minutes to automatically reestablish a DirectAccess session using IP-HTTPS. During this time the IP-HTTPS adapter state is displayed as disconnected. Refer to Microsoft KB 2796313 more information and to download the hotfix.

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  1. John Maunder

     /  May 5, 2013

    Hi Richard,

    I really value your blog & the quality & usefulness of the information you publish on UAG & DA.

    I want to replace my UAG DA functionality with W2012 DA. However, unlike UAG, W2012 doesn’t have TMG protecting it.

    If I connect my W2012 DA server directly to a public IP using the “Edge” setting, without a firewall, am I very exposed? If you believe I need a firewall between the internet & my W2012 DA server, what do you recommend?



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