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Microsoft UAG DirectAccess vs. Windows Server 2012 DirectAccess

DirectAccess was first introduced as a feature within Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 Client.  DirectAccess overcomes the limitations of traditional VPN connectivity by automatically establishing a bi-directional connection from client computers to the corporate network wherein users never have to manually establish a connection to the enterprise network.  The biggest advantage of DirectAccess is that IT administrators can manage remote computers outside the office just as they would manage machines connected inside the corporate network.  For more information, please visit: http://www.napplianc

Can I use the Mac OS to create a Remote Desktop connection published through the UAG?

Most of our customers who have UAG appliances deployed also have a few Mac machines in their organizations and the issue of whether remote desktop connections can be used is something which comes up frequently on sales or technical calls.

Hotfix available for the Remote Desktop Services’ ‘Maximum Connections Reached’ error in UAG

Your computer can't connect to the remote computer because the Remote Desktop Gateway server reached its maximum allowed connections. Try reconnecting later or contact your network administrator for assistance

SharePoint publishing through TMG vs. UAG: Capabilities and Benefits

Many of our customers wonder if it is better to use TMG or UAG for Sharepoint publishing, or whether either should be used at all. The answer, while not complex, involves some consideration of the relative capabilities and benefits of both pieces of software. In this post we will try to outline the key differences which will answer these questions. This post will give you a high level overview of the basic differences between the two.

UAG 2010: Error "Unknown error 0xc00000403" when adding UAG machine to a Array

You may encounter the following error while joining an array member to a UAG array.


UAG 2010: Error "Applying Network Access Protection configuration failed"



When trying to activate the configuration on a UAG server, you might find that the activation failed and you can see the following error messages in the status window:

Error: Applying Network Access Protection configuration failed.

UAG 2010: Error "An unknown error occurred while processing the certificate. Contact the site administrator"

A client that is trying to access an SSL enabled application on a backend server (e.g. Exchange) that is published through the Forefront UAG portal gets an error, specifically:

“An unknown error occurred while processing the certificate. Contact the site administrator”.

The cause:

UAG 2010 RTM: Integrating NAP Policies

Microsoft UAG 2010 can be integrated with Windows NAP (Network Access Protection) to make sure that the computers comply with the IT policies before user’s login into the UAG portal. Windows Network Access Protection is part of Windows 2008 and 2008 R2 servers. No extra hardware or licensing is required to implement Microsoft NAP in an environment. Moreover, there are simple settings in UAG for integrating NAP to do policy enforcement.

UAG 2010: Removing an Installed UAG Update from nUAG Appliance

When you install an update for Microsoft Forefront UAG, it does not appear under the Windows control panel > Add/Remove programs. So, If you have to remove it for some reason then how do you remove an update? Well, UAG has an in-built script to remove the previously installed updates. The script is located at

New UAG Book by Ben Ari (MS FTE)

After a long wait finally someone is putting together something on UAG. A Microsoft employee named Ben Ari is writing a book on Microsoft Forefront UAG. It’s pretty interesting to me because I have worked with Ben Ari on few technical issues both inside and outside Microsoft.
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