Validate DirectAccess Capability
DirectAccess allows devices that have Internet access to connect seamlessly to the company network without the need for a virtual private network (VPN). This enables administrators to manage and service a Windows Embedded 8 Standard (Standard 8) device anytime it is online.
With this test, you can manually validate that DirectAccess functions.
When running these tests, make sure to validate both inside and outside of the company network.
On the client device, open a command prompt running as an administrator.
Go to c:\Windows\System32.
Type the following command to show the state of DirectAccess:
netsh dns show state
Verify that the status shows one of the following:
Network connection DirectAccess status
Device is connected to the company network.
Machine Location: Inside corporate network
Direct Access Settings: Configured and Disabled
Device is not connected to the company network.
Machine Location: Outside corporate network
Direct Access Settings: Configured and Enabled
You can view the Name Resolution Policy Table settings for the DirectAccess client. This is a table of namespaces and corresponding settings stored in the registry that determines the special processing or policy requirements behavior of Doman Name System (DNS) clients when issuing DNS queries and processing DNS responses.