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STEP 7: Test DirectAccess Connectivity from the Internet

Published: February 29, 2012

Updated: August 15, 2012

Applies To: Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2



The DirectAccess one-time password (OTP) deployment has been tested from the Homenet subnet, and can now be tested from the Internet.

  1. On CLIENT1 make sure that you are logged on as User1. Connect CLIENT1 to the Corpnet subnet.

  2. On the Start screen, type powershell.exe, right-click powershell, click Advanced, and then click Run as administrator. If the User Account Control dialog box appears, confirm that the action it displays is what you want, and then click Yes.

  3. In the Windows PowerShell window, type gpupdate /force and press ENTER.

  4. Unplug CLIENT1 from the Homenet subnet, connect it to the Internet, and restart the computer.

  5. On CLIENT1, open Internet Explorer, and in the address bar, type http://app1.corp.contoso.com/ and press ENTER. Press F5.

    The site should not open.

  6. On the Start screen, type RSA, and click RSA SecurID Token.

  7. Wait until the RSA SecurID token changes the One-time password, and then click Copy.

  8. Click the Network connections icon in the notification area to access the DA Media Manager.

  9. Click Workplace Connection, and click Continue.

  10. Press Control+Alt+Delete, and click the One-time password (OTP) tile.

  11. Paste the previously copied eight digit tokencode, and click OK. Wait for authentication to complete. The DirectAccess Workplace Connection status will now be Connected.

  12. In Internet Explorer, in the address bar, type http://app1.corp.contoso.com/ and press ENTER. Press F5. You will see the default IIS website on APP1.

  13. In the Internet Explorer address bar, type http://app2.corp.contoso.com/ and press ENTER. Press F5. You will see the default IIS website on APP2.

  14. On the Start screen, type \\app1\files, and press ENTER.

  15. In the Files shared folder window, double-click the Example.txt file. You will see the contents of the Example.txt file.

  16. On the Start screen, type \\app2\files, and press ENTER.

  17. In the Files shared folder window, double-click the New Text Document.txt file. You will see the contents of the New Text Document.txt file.

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