DirectAccess network performance in Windows

This article discusses a performance issue that affects DirectAccess networking.

Original product version:  Windows 10, version 1809, Windows 10, version 1709, Windows 7 Service Pack 1
Original KB number:  4056838


Consider the following scenario:

  • You use DirectAccess with IP-HTTPS or TEREDO to connect to the corporate network.
  • You access and download some files from a corporate network share.

In this scenario, DirectAccess works correctly. However, you expect better network performance.


Network performance can be improved by switching to a "Microsoft Always On" virtual private network (VPN).

For a complete feature comparison, see Always On VPN and DirectAccess Features Comparison.