Step 3: Verify the Deployment
Published: August 10, 2012
Updated: August 10, 2012
Applies To: Windows Server 2012
This topic describes how to verify that you have correctly configured your DirectAccess deployment.
Connect a DirectAccess client computer to the corporate network and obtain the group policy.
On the client computer, click the Network connections icon in the notification area to access the DirectAccess Media Manager.
Click the DirectAccess Connection, and you will see that the status is Locally Connected.
Remove the computer from the corporate network and connect it to a public network.
At a command prompt, type nltest /dsgetdc: [fully qualified domain name]. This command will verify that the corporate network is accessible to the client. If the domain controller is not accessible, a message will display reporting that the domain does not exist (ERROR_NO_SUCH_DOMAIN).