Direct Access Management Servers, what are the entry good for?


  • In the advanced Direct Access setup wizard you have the ability to enter your management servers. I haven't been able to find an explanation of why, what is it good for? If I understand everything correct DA gives full access to the subnet so why is it of interest to list some servers as "management servers"?

    Saturday, January 25, 2014 7:21 PM


  • Hi,

    Management servers are servers that you are able to access from the da client Before logged on as a user.

    Your domain controllers are by default infrastructure servers, but in many cases you want to add for example SCCM, NAP and other servers to be accessable prior logon.

    If you are using the manage-out functionality in DirectAccess, and want to access a client prior anyone is logged on, the management server is also needed there.

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    • Marked as answer by Molotch Sunday, January 26, 2014 9:42 AM
    Sunday, January 26, 2014 9:15 AM