Location detection feature in DirectAccess is disabled intermittently in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

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Symptoms

When you enable the DirectAccess feature on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2, the location detection feature in DirectAccess is disabled intermittently, and the computer is stuck in not in the office mode. Additionally, the computer cannot access corporate resources until the computer is restarted or until the Network Location Awareness service is restarted.

Cause

This issue occurs because the corporate location detection functionality in the Network Connectivity Status Indicator (NCSI) component is disabled intermittently and is not re-enabled.

Resolution

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft website:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must be running one of the following operating systems:
  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
For more information about how to obtain a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
976932 Information about Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Registry information

To apply the hotfix in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The global version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 file information notes
Important Windows 7 hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 R2 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, hotfixes on the Hotfix Request page are listed under both operating systems. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.
  • The files that apply to a specific product, SR_Level (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table.
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    VersionProductSR_LevelService branch
    6.1.760 1 . 21xxxWindows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2SP1LDR
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 R2 and for Windows 7" section. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintain the state of the updated components. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Ncsi.dll6.1.7601.21928156,16024-Feb-201209:05
Nlaapi.dll6.1.7601.2192852,22424-Feb-201209:05
Nlasvc.dll6.1.7601.21928242,68824-Feb-201209:05
Nlasvc.ptxmlNot applicable2,49413-Jul-200920:54
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Ncsi.dll6.1.7601.21928216,06424-Feb-201210:08x64
Nlaapi.dll6.1.7601.2192870,65624-Feb-201210:08x64
Nlasvc.dll6.1.7601.21928303,61624-Feb-201210:08x64
Nlasvc.ptxmlNot applicable2,49413-Jul-200920:43Not applicable
Ncsi.dll6.1.7601.21928156,16024-Feb-201209:05x86
Nlaapi.dll6.1.7601.2192852,22424-Feb-201209:05x86
Wow64_nlasvc.ptxmlNot applicable2,49413-Jul-200920:54Not applicable
For all supported IA-64–based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Ncsi.dll6.1.7601.21928471,04024-Feb-201209:08IA-64
Nlaapi.dll6.1.7601.21928156,67224-Feb-201209:08IA-64
Nlasvc.dll6.1.7601.21928603,64824-Feb-201209:08IA-64
Nlasvc.ptxmlNot applicable2,49413-Jul-200920:43Not applicable
Ncsi.dll6.1.7601.21928156,16024-Feb-201209:05x86
Nlaapi.dll6.1.7601.2192852,22424-Feb-201209:05x86
Wow64_nlasvc.ptxmlNot applicable2,49413-Jul-200920:54Not applicable

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More information

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
For more information about DirectAccess, visit the following Microsoft website:
General information about DirectAccess

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7
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File nameX86_fbb7384894a71a995d009add3b26c290_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21928_none_7cc672b2527a8c15.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size694
Date (UTC)24-Feb-2012
Time (UTC)12:29
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-nlasvc_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21928_none_6a10336b824e76fc.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size48,789
Date (UTC)24-Feb-2012
Time (UTC)09:41
Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameAmd64_366fd366d9fca3f22f5748de0a432be8_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21928_none_77fe16ceef224582.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size698
Date (UTC)24-Feb-2012
Time (UTC)12:29
File nameAmd64_823641210f30965c35fc016eba4b1630_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21928_none_362d519d16a3dc4d.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size698
Date (UTC)24-Feb-2012
Time (UTC)12:29
File nameAmd64_a0c571ce7db84346da3993f4e2cf8456_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21928_none_a77c5af0e5e432b3.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,038
Date (UTC)24-Feb-2012
Time (UTC)12:29
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-nlasvc_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21928_none_c62eceef3aabe832.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size48,793
Date (UTC)24-Feb-2012
Time (UTC)10:49
File nameWow64_microsoft-windows-nlasvc_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21928_none_d08379416f0caa2d.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size47,009
Date (UTC)24-Feb-2012
Time (UTC)09:25
Additional files for all supported IA-64–based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameIa64_54ce72024e3eca4d1fbde2850a5e5f30_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21928_none_f6e490d4b1144cc5.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,036
Date (UTC)24-Feb-2012
Time (UTC)12:29
File nameIa64_microsoft-windows-nlasvc_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21928_none_6a11d761824c7ff8.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size48,791
Date (UTC)24-Feb-2012
Time (UTC)10:30
File nameWow64_microsoft-windows-nlasvc_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21928_none_d08379416f0caa2d.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size47,009
Date (UTC)24-Feb-2012
Time (UTC)09:25

Properties

Article ID: 2680464 - Last Review: January 4, 2013 - Revision: 2.0
Applies to
  • Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-Based Systems
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