What is Microsoft DirectAccess connectivity assistant?

What is Microsoft DirectAccess connectivity assistant?

The Microsoft DirectAccess Connectivity Assistant (DCA) supports a DirectAccess client computer that is running Windows® 7 by clearly indicating the state of DirectAccess connectivity to corporate network resources. The user can easily send diagnostic log files to the DirectAccess support staff.

What is the network connectivity assistant service?

The NCA is used to view current connection status and to gather detailed information that is helpful for troubleshooting failed DirectAccess connections. The NCA was first integrated with the client operating system beginning with Windows 8.

Why is my DirectAccess not working?

Confirm that the DirectAccess clients have received their Group Policy Settings. Confirm that the client knows that it’s not on the intranet. Confirm authentication for the DirectAccess tunnels. Confirm that connectivity to DNS and domain controllers is working.

How can I tell if DirectAccess is installed?

The DirectAccess NCA can be accessed by pressing the Windows Key + I and then clicking on Network & Internet and DirectAccess. Here you’ll find a helpful visual indicator of current connectivity status, and for multisite deployments you’ll also find details about the current entry point.

How do I uninstall Microsoft DirectAccess connectivity assistant?

To uninstall DirectAccess using the GUI, open the Remote Access Management console, highlight DirectAccess and VPN, and then click Remove Configuration Settings in the Tasks pane.

How do I turn on DirectAccess?

To configure DirectAccess using the Getting Started Wizard

  1. In Server Manager click Tools, and then click Remote Access Management.
  2. In the Remote Access Management console, select the role service to configure in the left navigation pane, and then click Run the Getting Started Wizard.
  3. Click Deploy DirectAccess only.

How do I connect to DirectAccess?

What are the most common issues with using DirectAccess what can be done to troubleshoot those issues?

What can be done to troubleshoot those issues? The most common DirectAccess issues are network connectivity and Group Policy application. When it comes to troubleshooting, if a client has never had DirectAccess working, verify that the computer account is in the proper group for Group Policy application.

How do I turn off DirectAccess?

Click on BSU NTC DirectAccess to select it and bring up a Disconnect button. Click on Disconnect. 4. This will disconnect you from DirectAccess.

Why does DirectAccess keep disconnecting?

Usually when DirectAccess stops communicating, it stops working because the NRPT isn’t configured properly. If this happens, you may run into a situation where some systems are unable to ping domain controllers or other systems by using NetBIOS names or through FQDNs.

How do I set my computer to work with DirectAccess?

What is the difference between VPN and DirectAccess?

DirectAccess can be used to provide secure remote access and enhanced management for Windows laptops managed by IT, while VPN can be deployed for non-managed devices.