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Shannon Fritz

Shannon Fritz

Infrastructure Architect and Server Team Lead at Concurrency. Shannon is an MVP in Forefront and Enterprise Security, MCSE in Private Cloud and MCSA Windows Server 2012. He's also a self-professed media junkie. Just ask him about MediaCenter!
Contributions by Shannon Fritz

UAG SP1 DirectAccess: Connectivity Assistant v1.5

Deploying the DirectAccess Connectivity Assistant (DCA) with UAG Service Pack 1 is much easier when compared to RTM (read about it here). Rather than needing to write your own Group Policy to configu...

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Search for Installed Updates

Ever wanted to find out if an Update or Hotfix was installed on a server or workstation?  Sure, you can look at the Update History or open the Add/Remove Programs Control Pannel and look at the list ...

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Register DNS for DirectAccess on Dial-up Connections

It is not all that uncommon to find people using built-in cellular modems, EVDO cards or tethering of mobile phones to connect their laptop to the Internet. When the laptop is enabled for DirectAcce...

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UAG SP1 DirectAccess: Config Wizard, Infrastructure Servers

This is one of the wizards you may revisit over time because it is where you will specify which hosts the computer accounts can access prior to a user logging onto the workstation (for example, Domai...

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UAG SP1 DirectAccess: Network Location Server (NLS)

The design, purpose and deployment of the NLS has not changed since UAG RTM, or for that matter, since stand alone DirectAccess deployments. As such, you should read my previous post on how to stand ...

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UAG SP1 DirectAccess: Apply and Activate

After running through all the configuration wizards for DirectAccess there are two steps to putting it all into play. First Apply the Policies and finally Activate the Configuration. Both are necessa...

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UAG SP1 DirectAccess: Config Wizard, End-to-End Access

Prior to SP1 this was called the "Application Servers" wizard. It's been renamed to more accurately describe it's function, however the Group Policy it generates is still called "AppServer" by defaul...

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UAG SP1 DirectAccess: Config Wizard, Clients

The first wizard has been given some pretty significant enhancements in SP1 that include easier configuration of the deployment type and more flexible ways of defining who your DirectAccess clients w...

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UAG SP1 DirectAccess: Config Wizard, DirectAccess Server

This wizard has also been improved in SP1 and I find it more intuitive than in the RTM.  Here you'll be defining the network interfaces for UAG, the details about your earlier decisions around certif...

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