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DirectAccess 2012 Certificate question for Windows 7 client access

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Hi,

I am aware that the proper versions of Windows are a requirement for DirectAccess to work, that is not an issue.

I have setup DirectAccess 2012 with a single NIC and have successfully gotten Windows 8 client machines to connect when outside of the corporate LAN.  Now, my next step is to get the Windows 7 clients connecting.

My understanding to allow Windows 7 clients to connect is you need to use Computer Certificates... But where is this certificate required, is it for the DirectAccess-IPHTTPS or for the DirectAccess-NLS?

I am going to purchase a certificate from a public authority as I have heard this simplifies matters.  How do I go about installing the certificate and performing the signing process on my DA server?  Do I do it through IIS Certificates or through MMC Certificates.

Does it matter if the certificate which I sign matches the hostname which I have designated for the remote access server?

Thanks!
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David Johnson, CD, MVP earned 2000 total points
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Since these are domain joined machines you don't need external certificates, you can install a local Certificate Authority and that is all you need to issue the computer certificates.
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you are right . configured just so.
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