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    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).
    • Note:There are multiple files available for this download.Once you click on the "Download" button, you will be prompted to select the files you need.


      File Name:

      DirectAccess Connectivity Assistant GP.adml

      DirectAccess Connectivity Assistant GP.ADMX





      Date Published:


      File Size:

      1.2 MB

      9 KB

      6 KB

      207 KB

      52 KB

      1.1 MB

      1.1 MB

        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
    • Supported Operating System

      Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Ultimate

    • Install Instructions
        1. Click the Download button next to the file you would like to download to start the download.
        2. Do one of the following:
          • To immediately start the .msi installation or open the document click Open, Run or Run this program from its current location. Then extract the files to your preferred location on your computer.
          • 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.
      • Solution Accelerators are free, scenario-based guides and automations designed to help IT Professionals who are proactively planning, deploying, and operating IT systems using Microsoft products and technologies. Solution Accelerator scenarios focus on security and compliance, management and infrastructure, and communication and collaboration.

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