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Windows 7 Direct Access Client Troubleshooting Commands

Posted by Brajesh Panda on March 13, 2013

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Windows 7

  1. Check IPv6 enabled Interfaces

Netsh interface ipv6 show interface

  1. Determine if Direct Access client is inside or outside of network

Netsh dnsclient show state


  1. Verify Name Resolution Policy Table

Netsh namespace show policy
(same output while in Corporate or Outside Network)

Netsh namespace show effectivepolicy

  • Shows active policy while outside network & output is same as above command
  • While client is intranet it will give below message because no active policies are there

    DNS Effective Name Resolution Policy Table Settings

    Note: DirectAccess settings would be turned off when computer is inside corporate network

  1. Check current Windows Firewall Profile

Netsh advfirewall monitor show currentprofile

  1. Check Direct Access connection security rules thru Windows Firewall Advance Security Settings

Wf.msc

  1. Check current Windows Security Associations (while successfully connected to Direct Access).
    1. Windows Firewall Advance Security Main Mode or use use “netsh advfirewall monitor show mmsa

  1. Windows Firewall Advance Security Quick Mode or use use “netsh advfirewall monitor show qmsa”

  1. Generate Troubleshooting Logs if Direct Access is not connecting

Right Click Direct Access Connectivity Assistant & click Advance Diagnostics

8. Check NSLOOKUP for corporate network

nslookup -q=aaaa <fqdn intranet resource> <ipv6 DNS server>

Note: IPv6 DNS server is the IPv6 Address you got from “netsh namespace show effectivepolicy”

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