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DirectAccess Management

Published: October 7, 2009

Updated: May 13, 2010

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

With the Monitoring node of the DirectAccess Management snap-in, you can monitor the overall status and obtain performance counters for DirectAccess server components.

  1. On the DirectAccess server, click Start, type damgmt.msc, and then press ENTER.

  2. In the console tree of the DirectAccess Management console, click Monitoring.

  3. In the details pane, click Details to obtain performance monitor counters for a component.

The Teredo Relay, Teredo Server, ISATAP, and 6to4 components display a green (healthy) status if there was traffic activity on any of the tunnel interfaces during the last 10 seconds. IP-HTTPS and Network Security components display a green status if there were one or more active sessions or tunnels in the last 10 seconds. If there was no traffic or active sessions in the last 10 seconds, the component shows with a yellow status. If a component has failed, it displays a red status.

For additional information about events and errors encountered by the Setup node of the DirectAccess Management snap-in and the DirectAccess Setup Wizard, see the %SystemRoot%\Tracing\DASetup.log file.

For additional information about events and errors encountered by the Monitoring node of the DirectAccess Management snap-in, see the %SystemRoot%\Tracing\DAMontr.log file.

WarningWarning
When you click the Monitoring node in the console tree, the DirectAccess Management snap-in begins recording trace data in the DAMontr.log and continues until all instances of the DirectAccess Management snap-in have been closed, including the DirectAccess Management console in the Administrative Tools group, the DirectAccess Management snap-in for a custom console, or from within Server Manager. This continuous tracing adds 80 Megabytes (MB) of data per day to the DAMontr.log file, which can result in a large file size over time. The logging continues regardless of which node you select in the DirectAccess Management console tree. When you close all instances of the DirectAccess Management snap-in, run it again, then click the Monitoring node in the console tree, the DirectAccess Management snap-in automatically deletes DaMontr.log when the file size is larger than 10 MB. If you want to keep an instance of the DirectAccess Management snap-in open continuously, you can create and run a script to delete the DaMontr.log file at regular intervals.

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