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DirectAccess and Network Location Server & Client's support RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hey,
    I cant get it... what is this network location server and how I set it up ... ?
    I've Installed UAG and now trying to configure the directaccess throw the UAG management but I'm getting problems in the infrastructure server's part.
    cant understand what is this network location .. what do I miss ?

    btw...
    in my organization, the Client's OS are win 2000 SP4, WinXP/SP2 and small part of client's OS is windows 7... there goanna be problem with my XP & windows 2000 SP4 clients ?
    Thank you.
    Friday, October 2, 2009 6:39 PM

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  • Hi Sharon_A

    From TechNet (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd857360.aspx)...

    A network location server installed on the internal network is used to determine whether a DirectAccess client is connected to the internal network. When a DirectAccess client connects to a network, it attempts to access the specified HTTPS based URL on a network location server. If the connection to the HTTPS based URL is successful, the DirectAccess client determines that it is on the internal network, and DirectAccess functionality is not used. If the network location server is unavailable, and the DirectAccess client is connected to the internal network, DirectAccess functionality will be enabled for the client. This will impair the client's ability to reach internal network resources.


    So in fact, the Network Location Server is only a web site (that you can host on any internal IIS server) with a HTTPS binding. That means, you need to bind a web server certificate to this web site. E.g. https://datest.domain.internal.


    Hope this helps.

    Dominik
    Friday, October 2, 2009 9:38 PM
  • Thank you. yes I got it few hours after :) thank you.

    what about the clients that can access resources throw UAG ...  ? it must be WINDOWS7/VISTA ?!

    Thank you again.
    Saturday, October 3, 2009 9:52 AM
  • Hi Shanon

    Only Windows 7 supports DirectAccess. For all other scenarios, please see Endpoint system requirements (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd920232.aspx).

    Cheers,
    Dominik
    • Proposed as answer by Ran [MSFT] Monday, October 5, 2009 1:48 PM
    • Marked as answer by Erez Benari Tuesday, October 6, 2009 3:54 PM
    Saturday, October 3, 2009 8:48 PM