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DirectAccess Fails - Windows 8 Enterprise Client and Server 2012 Essentials RRS feed

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  • I have recently installed Windows Server 2012 Essentials and all available updates, including Update Rollup 1.  My laptop running Windows 8 Enterprise with all available updates, and with the Essentials Connector and DA-related GPO's applied is unable to make a DirectAccess connection from remote locations.  When I view the DA logs, the first error that I see under DirectAccess Connectivity Status is the following:

    DirectAccess connectivity status for user: DOMAIN\User is
    Error: Corporate connectivity is not working. Windows is unable to contact some remote resources due to network authentication failures. 12/5/2013 20:54:50 (UTC).

    I am able to make a connection to my server's RWW and I can use my Windows Phone 7.x "My Server" app to access this server remotely and browse files with no problems.  I can make a VPN connection to my office network via my laptop.  The problem with DirectAccess seems to be confined to that service itself.

    I have searched for postings related to this error, but have found nothing relevant.

    I set up DirectAccess following http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj204618.  I probably did something wrong in the setup, but am at a loss where to begin.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.


    Mike Lemons Tech on Call, Inc.


    Monday, May 13, 2013 6:10 AM

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