Recommended hotfixes and updates for Windows Server 2012 DirectAccess and Windows Server 2012 R2 DirectAccess

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Summary

This article documents recommended hotfixes and product updates that are currently available for Windows Server 2012 based DirectAccess deployments. It also includes some known issues for Windows Server 2012 DirectAccess, that do not require a hotfix to resolve.

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The updates are listed by what operating system they apply to. Some of the updates must be installed on DirectAccess Servers and Clients. The "Why we recommend this hotfix" column provides more information on each recommended update.

Windows Server 2012 R2

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Date addedKnowledge Base ArticleTitleComponentWhy we recommend this hotfix
4/1/20142929930Unable to resolve host name when you setup DirectAccess on a Windows Server 2012 R2-based computer in an IPv4-only environment DirectAccess componentsInstall this recommended hotfix if you are configuring DirectAccess on a Windows Server 2012 R2 in an IPv4-only environment.


Windows Server 2012

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Date addedKnowledge Base ArticleTitleComponentWhy we recommend this hotfix
9/6/20132859347IPv6 address of a DirectAccess server binds to the wrong network interface in Windows Server 2012DirectAccess administration componentsThis is recommended when using an External Load Balancer with DirectAccess servers
9/6/20132788525You cannot enable external load balancing on a Windows Server 2012-based DirectAccess serverDirectAccess administration componentsThis is recommended when using an External Load Balancer with DirectAccess servers
9/6/20132782560Clients cannot connect to IPv4-only resources when you use DirectAccess and external load balancing in Windows Server 2012DirectAccess related driversThis is recommended when using an External Load Balancer with DirectAccess servers
9/6/20132748603The process may fail when you try to enable Network Load Balancing in DirectAccess in Window Server 2012NLBIf you are deploying Network Load Balancing (NLB) with DirectAccess, you should read this article.
9/6/20132836232Subnet mask changes to an incorrect value and the server goes offline in DirectAccess in Windows Server 2012DirectAccess administration componentsYou are using Network Load Balancing (NLB) with DirectAccess
9/6/20132849568MS13-064: Vulnerability in the Windows NAT driver could allow denial of service: August 13, 2013Windows NAT driver used by DirectAccessThis is a recommended Security update
9/6/20132765809MS12-083: Vulnerability in IP-HTTPS component could allow security feature bypass: December 11, 2012DirectAccess related driversThis is a recommended Security update
9/6/20132855269Error message when you use an account that contains a special character in its DN to connect to a Windows Server 2012-based Direct Access serverCredential providerIf you have one-time password (OTP) user authentication deployed, DirectAccess Clients may be unable to connect. This fix is required on DirectAccess Servers and Clients.
9/6/20132845152DirectAccess server cannot ping a DNS server or a domain controller in Windows Server 2012Windows NAT driver used by DirectAccessDirectAccess clients may be unable to connect
9/6/20132844033Add an Entry Point Wizard fails on a Windows Server 2012-based server in a domain that has a disjoint namespaceDirectAccess administration componentsIf you have a disjoint DNS namespace
9/6/20132796394Error when you run the Get-RemoteAccess cmdlet during DirectAccess setup in Windows Server 2012 EssentialsDirectAccess administration componentsYou are deploying DirectAccess for Windows 7 clients, using Windows Server 2012 Essentials
9/6/20132795944Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 update rollup: February 2013DirectAccess related driversThis update includes fixes for DirectAccess Servers that provide stability under heavy load.
9/6/20132769240You cannot connect a DirectAccess client to a corporate network in Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012KerberosIf you deployed DirectAccess to use a Kerberos Key Distribution Center (KDC) proxy service
9/6/20132779768Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 update rollup: December 2012 IPSecIf you are adjust the IPSec DSOP settings and experiencing a bugcheck
2/28/2014 2903938Windows RT, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012 update rollup: December 2013DirectAccess related drivers for 6 fixesApply this monthly rollup package to get 6 DirectAccess fixes
4/1/20142895930Remote Access Management leaks memory when a VPN or Direct Access connection is used in Windows Server 2012Remote AccessInstall this recommended hotfix if you are using DirectAccess or VPN on Windows Server 2012

Windows 8

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Date addedKnowledge Base ArticleTitleComponentWhy we recommend this hotfix
9/6/20132855269Error message when you use an account that contains a special character in its DN to connect to a Windows Server 2012-based Direct Access serverCredential providerIf you have one-time password (OTP) user authentication deployed, DirectAccess Clients may be unable to connect. This fix is required on DirectAccess Servers and Clients.
9/6/20132769240You cannot connect a DirectAccess client to a corporate network in Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012KerberosIf you deployed DirectAccess to use a Kerberos Key Distribution Center (KDC) proxy service
2/28/20142893301DirectAccess can't connect to a corporate network in Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 DirectAccessIf you have Windows 8 or Window Server 2012 DirectAccess clients, apply this fix

Windows 7

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Date addedKnowledge Base ArticleTitleComponentWhy we recommend this hotfix
9/6/20132796313Long reconnection time after a DirectAccess server disconnects a Windows 7-based DirectAccess clientDirectAccess related driversDirectAccess clients may be unable to connect
9/6/20132758949You cannot build an IP-HTTPS protocol-based connection on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2DirectAccess related driversDirectAccess clients may be unable to connect
9/6/20132718654You are prompted to enter credentials when you try to access a SharePoint server on a Windows 7 SP1-based or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1-based computerDNS ClientIf you encounter this issue on DirectAccess clients
9/6/20132680464Location detection feature in DirectAccess is disabled intermittently in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2Network Location componentsDirectAccess clients may be unable to connect
9/6/20132535133IP-HTTPS clients may disconnect from Windows Server 2008 R2-based web servers intermittently after two minutes of idle timeDirectAccess related driversIf you are using IP-HTTPS
9/6/20132288297You are unexpectedly prompted to enter your credentials when you try to access a WebDAV resource in a corporate network by using a DirectAccess connection in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2Webdav clientIf you encounter this issue on DirectAccess clients
9/6/2013979373The DirectAccess connection is lost on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 that has an IPv6 addressDirectAccess related driversDirectAccess clients may be unable to connect
9/6/2013978738You cannot use DirectAccess to connect to a corporate network from a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2DNS ClientDirectAccess clients may be unable to connect
2/28/20142912883Remote Assistance connection to a Windows 7 SP1-based Direct Access client computer failsRemote Assistance relatedApply this hotfix if you use Windows 7 SP1 and use Remote Assistance
2/28/20142882659FIX: "Corporate connectivity is not working" tooltip is displayed for the DirectAccess Assistant 2.0 tray icon in the French version of Windows 7 SP1DirectAccess Assitance reletedApply this hotfix if you use French version of Windows 7 SP1


Note This is a "FAST PUBLISH" article created directly from within the Microsoft support organization. The information contained herein is provided as-is in response to emerging issues. As a result of the speed in making it available, the materials may include typographical errors and may be revised at any time without notice. See Terms of Use for other considerations.

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Article ID: 2883952 - Last Review: April 3, 2014 - Revision: 3.0
Applies to
  • Windows Server 2012 Standard
  • Windows Server 2012 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2012 Essentials
  • Windows 8 Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
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