Microsoft recently announced the availability of build 9926 of Windows 10 Technical Preview. This new update includes changes to the user interface that make it easier to view DirectAccess connection status and properties. In this latest build, using the Window Key + I keystroke combination now brings up the Settings menu.
Figure 1 – Settings Window
To view the DirectAccess connection status, click Network & Internet and then click Show available connections.
Figure 2 – Network & Internet (Show Available Connections)
Here you’ll find status information for all network connections including DirectAccess. Right-clicking the Workplace Connection will allow the user to disconnect their session, if that option is enabled on the DirectAccess server.
Figure 3 – DirectAccess Connectivity Status Indicator
Selecting the DirectAccess submenu reveals detailed information about DirectAccess connectivity, including current entry point connection and optional entry point selection, if manual entry point selection is enabled on the DirectAccess server.
Figure 4 – Network & Internet (DirectAccess Advanced Connection Properties)