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DA - Working but errors appearing on the server

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  • DA Server - Windows 2012 Datacenter
    DA Clients - Windows 8 Enterprise running on Microsoft Surfaces

    We have a strange situation where DA works for our clients but on the DA server under Operations Status an error is listed against the NLS Server - Network Location Server: Not working properly and then lists 3 possible reasons: Issue with the Certificate, the NLS server website is unavailable or Operational Server availability cannot be determined.

    Have attempted to run through the setup wizard, step 3 but when clicking finish comes back with an error saying there has been an issue and then carries out a roll back. Then I have to recreate the DNS entry because it deletes it from DNS.

    The certificate we have generated is listed on the DA Server.

    I have also noticed that the Clients show status as connecting under Workspace Connectivity rather than connected.
    But I can ping the NLS server outside and other servers on our Domain. I can also access network resources with no issues.

    Has anyone experienced the following errors as listed above but still have DA working?

    Monday, February 17, 2014 9:39 AM

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  • Hi,

    Do you host the NLS on the DirectAccess Server? If yes it might be a problem with Windows Firewall that does not open TCP 62000 for incomming NLS web traffic. Can your internal clients connect to the NLS Web site and see it's default web page?


    BenoitS - Simple by Design http://danstoncloud.com/blogs/simplebydesign/default.aspx

    Wednesday, February 19, 2014 8:17 AM
  • Hi BenoitS

    Thanks for the reply - sorry for not responding until now have only just seen your post.

    Yes the NLS server is hosted on the DA Server.

    Yes internal clients can connect to the NLS Web site and see the default splash screen.

    We have logged a call with Microsoft to see if they can spread any light on the situation.
    Unless you can suggest anything else?

    Thanks

    Peter

    Wednesday, March 05, 2014 11:06 AM