Microsoft DirectAccess Connectivity Assistant

The Microsoft DirectAccess Connectivity Assistant (DCA) helps organizations reduce the cost of supporting DirectAccess users and significantly improve their connectivity experience. This Solution Accelerator is part of the Windows® Optimized Desktop Toolkit 2010 (WODT 2010).
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      The Microsoft DirectAccess Connectivity Assistant (DCA) helps organizations reduce the cost of supporting DirectAccess users and significantly improve their connectivity experience.

      DCA informs mobile users of their connectivity status at all times; provides tools to help them reconnect on their own if problems arise; and creates diagnostics to help mobile users provide IT staff with key information if necessary—all to help customers operate with more efficiency, and at a lower cost.

      DCA is the newest addition to the Windows® Optimized Desktop Toolkit 2010, which is designed to help IT pros plan, deliver, and operate the right desktop technologies for users across their organization.

      The download includes the following components:
      • Microsoft_DirectAccess_Connectivity_Assistant_x64.msi
      • Microsoft_DirectAccess_Connectivity_Assistant_x86.msi
      • Microsoft_DirectAccess_Connectivity_Assistant_DeploymentGuide.docx
      • Microsoft_DirectAccess_Connectivity_Assistant_Release_Notes.en.htm
      • DirectAccess Connectivity Assistant GP.admx
      • DirectAccess Connectivity Assistant GP.adml
  • System Requirements

    Supported Operating System

    Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Ultimate

  • Install Instructions

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        • To save the download to your preferred location on your computer for use at a later time, click Save or Save this program to disk.
      3. Please refer to the Deployment Guide in the zip file.
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