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UAG SP1 DirectAccess: Config Wizard, The First Time

Author by Shannon Fritz

Now that you've made it through all the prerequisites, assigned your static IP's and installed UAG, you are now ready to open the UAG console and get down to configuring it! The first time you open the console you'll see a "Getting Started" wizard that will get you going. Most of it is pretty self explanitory but here's what to expect. Step 1: Configure Network Settings Place a check in the appropriate column to indicate which of your network adapters are attached to the inside and outside of your corpnet.  This is why you renamed them earlier. If you've already defined static routes to reach other subnets on your corpnet then they will automatically be listed here.  Otherwise you can add them now but you will still need to define the routes.  NOTE: Adding ranges here will not give your UAG server access to those subnets, it only defines them as "Internal" so their traffic will match various firewall rules. Step 2: Define Server Topology This guide covers how to deploy a single UAG server so select that.  NOTE: Even if you were planning on deploying a multiple UAG server solution would still start with a single server deployment, make everything work and THEN change the first server into the Array master.  when you deploy the next UAG server you simply select Array Member and then UAG picks up it's configuration from the Master. Step 3: Updates and CEIP How you answer these are completely subjective. Done!  Click close. At this point you've made only basic configuration changes but you should activate the configuration anyway.  Why?  One last wizard. The first time you activate the UAG Configuration you'll be prompted for information to create backups of your UAG configuration.  This is really more useful if you are using UAG for publishing applications through UAG (another topic entirely from DirectAccess).  Enter a password you'll remember and select a path or leave the default and click Next. Alright, you're all done with the initial setup and are ready to start the with the real meat and potatoes of UAG DirectAccess! If you see something different than the window above then you likely need to make some changes to meet some prerequisites.  Be sure you address those before proceeding with the rest of this guide.

Shannon Fritz

Infrastructure Architect & Server Team Lead