Does DirectAccess work behind NAT device?

Beginning with Windows Server 2012, deploying the DirectAccess server behind a border router or edge firewall performing NAT is now fully supported.

Is DirectAccess still available?

It’s important to state that, at the time of this writing (April 8, 2019), DirectAccess is still fully supported in Windows 10 and will be for the lifetime of Windows Server 2019. However, the future for DirectAccess is definitely limited, and customers should start considering alternative remote access solutions.

How do you fix DirectAccess?

7 Steps for Troubleshooting DirectAccess Clients

  1. Confirm that the DirectAccess clients have received their Group Policy Settings.
  2. Confirm that the client knows that it’s not on the intranet.
  3. Confirm the NRPT settings on the DirectAccess client.
  4. Confirm the IPv6 address on the DirectAccess client.

What is the difference between DirectAccess and VPN?

Microsoft DirectAccess is generally used to facilitate secure remote access for IT managed devices whereas VPN is generally used to facilitate secure remote access for non-IT managed devices. Microsoft DirectAccess is budget-friendly whereas VPN is more expensive.

What are the most common issues with using DirectAccess 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.

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.

How to install the direct access role to your server?

Since you have prepared the network for direct access, you can now install the direct access role to your server. The broad process that you have to follow are: Restart the server. Logon to your server and run the getting started wizard. Select topology information, define a public hostname and change remote clients.

What is remote access in Windows 2012?

In earlier versions of Windows, remote access offered limited features to the remote users. Windows 2012 is the first Microsoft server that makes remote access users feel like working within the corporate network.

What versions of Windows Server are supported by DirectAccess?

You can deploy all versions of Windows Server 2012 as a DirectAccess client or a DirectAccess server. You can deploy all versions of Windows Server 2008 R2 as a DirectAccess client or a DirectAccess server. The following client operating systems support DirectAccess.