Microsoft recently acknowledged a problem with Direct Access, the remote connectivity feature in Windows 10/11. Naijatechnews learned that the affected versions are mainly Windows 11 21H2 and 22H2 two major feature updates, Windows 10 Version 20H2, 21H1, 21H2 and 22H2, as well as Enterprise Edition LTSC 2024, Windows Server 2024/2024.
Microsoft describes the issue as: “Connecting using Direct Access on affected systems may occur after a ‘temporary loss of network connectivity or transition between Wi-Fi networks or access points’ Failed. This issue also occurs after installing the October Update or a newer update on the affected system.”
Microsoft also notes that devices using other remote connection solutions such as VPNs and Always on VPN should not be affected. Since most home devices directly access network resources primarily used for remote access to an organization, they are also not affected by this issue.
Microsoft says the issue can be resolved using a Known Issue Rollback , and it may take up to 24 hours for devices that are not yet managed to get the update. Microsoft has also said that restarting the device may help resolve the issue. While devices under enterprise management do not automatically receive fixes, administrators need to install and configure special policies to resolve issues on these devices.
Group policy information about this issue can be found on the official support page provided by Microsoft. For policy information about all affected issues, you can jump to the Windows 11 Version 22H2 support page for access.
Direct Access, sometimes referred to by Microsoft as DirectAccess, is a network technology that supports remote connections. It enables Windows users to access an organization’s network resources without using a VPN connection.
Remote clients always connect to the organization through direct access. Microsoft recommends using Direct Access only on Windows devices running versions of Windows prior to Windows 10. On Windows 10 and later, Microsoft recommends that organizations use Always on VPN instead.
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