Issue with accessing the DirectAccess console after removing a Domain Controller

Most people don’t know that the DirectAccess servers are tied together with a specific domain controller. In case you decommission the specific domain controller due to upgrade or other reasons the Direct Access console will become inaccessiable. Symptom: Unable to open the DirectAccess configuration in the “Remote Access Management Console” Error message unable to load …

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Microsoft Windows DirectAccess Client Troubleshooting Tool

Microsoft have just released an awesome troubleshooting tool for DirectAccess clients called “Microsoft Windows DirectAccess Client Troubleshooting Tool“. Get the tool here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=41938

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The mystery about the failing DirectAccess wizard

Some weeks ago, I visted a new customer to perform a deployment of a very simple Microsoft DirectAccess deployment. Everything seemed fine before I started the deployment. The PKI was in place and I though that it would only take a couple of hours to perform the deploy and do some testing. I was so wrong….. 🙁 …

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