DirectAccess Broken in Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14971

Updated 12/9/2016: This issue has been resolved in build 14986. If you are still running build 14971, update to the latest build to resolve this issue. For anyone running the Insider Preview version of Windows 10 Enterprise, be advised that the latest Fast Ring build (14971) has a bug that breaks DirectAccess connectivity. Microsoft is aware […]

DirectAccess and Windows 10 in Education

Introduction DirectAccess provides seamless and transparent, always on remote network connectivity for managed Windows clients. It is commonly installed in large enterprises to provide better management for field-based assets, and to streamline the remote access experience for end users. Today, DirectAccess is a mature technology that is widely deployed across many verticals, but education is […]

Windows 10 Multisite DirectAccess with GSLB Webinar

Windows 10 clients include full support for all enterprise DirectAccess scalability and redundancy features, including automatic site selection and transparent failover for multisite deployments. However, the native site selection process is limited in functionality and often yields unexpected results. To provide better client support for multisite DirectAccess, a Global Server Load Balancer (GSLB) solution such […]

DirectAccess and Windows 10 in Action

Recently I recorded a short video to outline some of the benefits of using Windows 10 and DirectAccess. The video highlights common uses cases and includes a working demonstration of DirectAccess and Windows 10, both from the user’s and the administrator’s perspective. The video shows how users transparently connect to the network and seamlessly access […]

DirectAccess and Windows 10 Professional

Does Windows 10 Professional Support DirectAccess? This is a question I’ve received on more than one occasion. For some reason there seems to be a persistent rumor on the Internet that Windows 10 Professional is now a supported client for DirectAccess. I’m not sure where this rumor got started, but I’ll put it to rest […]

Windows 10 November Update Available Today

Today Microsoft announced the availability of the November Update (formerly Threshold 2) for Windows 10. With this update, Microsoft is now touting Windows 10 build 1511 as “enterprise ready”, with a number of key features and enhancements designed to drive enterprise adoption for the client operating system. Performance Improvements – According to Microsoft, the Windows […]

3 Important Things You Need to Know about Windows 10 and DirectAccess

DirectAccess has been with us for quite some time know, having been originally introduced with Windows Server 2008 R2, later enhanced with Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG) 2010, and finally integrated in to the base operating system in Windows Server 2012 R2. Client support for DirectAccess begins with Windows 7 (Enterprise or Ultimate), and also […]

DirectAccess Manage Out from Windows 10 Does Not Work

Note: The issue described in this article has been resolved in Windows 10 version 1703 (Creators Update). Making these changes is no longer required after installing the Creators Update release of Windows 10. For DirectAccess manage out deployments using ISATAP, you may encounter a scenario in which you are unable to initiate outbound connections to […]

WEBINAR: Maximize Your Investment in Windows 10 with DirectAccess and the Kemp LoadMaster

With the recent release of Microsoft’s Windows 10 client operating system, many organizations are now planning their migration to Windows 10 from previous versions. For those organizations looking to maximize their investment in Windows 10, many are considering the deployment of DirectAccess with Windows Server 2012 R2. DirectAccess and Windows 10 are much better together. […]

DirectAccess and Windows 10 Better Together

With the release of Windows 10, many organizations who chose to skip Windows 8 are now beginning to deploy this new client operating systemn. To maximize investment in Windows 10, DirectAccess can be leveraged to provide employees with seamless and transparent, always on, secure remote corporate network connectivity. DirectAccess has been around for many years, and […]