Setup of an existing multi-node DirectAccess cluster fails through the UI or PowerShell in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2

Symptoms

Assume that you use Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2 to set up a virtual private network (VPN) on an existing multi-node DirectAccess cluster. If you use either the UI or PowerShell, the setup process fails and you receive the following error message:

Install-RemoteAccess : Cannot validate argument on parameter ‘IPAddressRange’. The number of provided arguments, (4), exceeds the maximum number of allowed arguments (2).

Resolution

To resolve this problem, apply hotfix 3062567. This hotfix can be applied on both the client and server or wherever you try to run the prerequisite checks for DirectAccess.

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft Support. 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, go to the following Microsoft website: 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 update in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2, you must first have update 2919355 installed.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any previously released hotfix.
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Status

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

References

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Article ID: 3062567 - Last Review: Jun 9, 2015 - Revision: 1

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