Category Archives: DirectAccess

WorkPlace Join vs. DirectAccess

Previously, I discussed the differences and commonalities for WorkPlace Join and Domain Join. Today, I would like to discuss the differences and commonalities between two very similar and yet widely different remote access technologies: WorkPlace Join and DirectAccess.   Let’s start with the characteristics these two technologies have in common: WorkPlace Join and DirectAccess are […]


I’ll be speaking at Ngi-NGNs ‘Systems Management: Beyond Control’ event

I’ve been associated with the Dutch Networking User Group (NGN) for almost five years now. I’ve been speaking at their events and have helped others achieve the same goal. NGN has recently joined forces with the Dutch Platform for IT Professionals (Ngi), and an old tradition has been dusted off: We’re organizing a Windows Server-themed […]


KnowledgeBase: DirectAccess server cannot ping a DNS Server or a Domain Controller in Windows Server 2012

Microsoft has issued KnowledgeBase article 2845152 to help administrators overcome a problem they might experience while using the Network Connectivity Assistant with a Windows Server 2012-based DirectAccess server and IPv4-only DNS Servers and Active Directory Domain Controllers. A hotfix is available for the DirectAccess Server.