I recently installed Windows Server 2012 with the Direct Access feature and (thought I had) followed the instructions carefully for enabling a Windows 7 client PC to remote in however it’s not working. Following a gpupdate /force (on both the server and PC) I examined the registry on the PC and see the DA settings, yet when I get onto the non-corporate network, although I see Toredo and iphttps Interfaces enabled with IPv6 addresses, a netsh dns show state reveals:
• Outside corporate network
• Network location behavior – Never use DA settings
• DA Settings – not configured
• DNSSEC Settings – not configured
So I don’t understand why it says “Never use DA settings” or why the others show not configured. And I suppose it’s proper to have both interfaces active?!
My setup is a fully patched DA server with one interface sitting behind a firewall. So I have my firewall redirecting all requests to the DA server. The log of my Cisco router/firewall is showing nothing in the log of any traffic blocked. I do have ESP traffic going through my firewall due to site-to-site VPN traffic. (Hopefully that’s not interfering with anything.)
I also found this website listing the steps needed for allowing Windows 7 clients into DA which I performed http://blogs.msdn.com/b/canberrapfe/archive/2012/07/12/simple-direct-access-setup-with-windows-server-2012-rp.aspx
No messages in the event log; the Remote Access Mgmt Console shows everything green and doing a trace shows absolutely nothing. What can I do to fix this or reveal the source of my problem?