DirectAccess Connectivity Assistant (DCA)

Updated: March 17, 2010

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

The DirectAccess Connectivity Assistant (DCA) is a free Solution Accelerator download that helps streamline end-user support for DirectAccess.

The DCA installs on DirectAccess clients and adds an icon to the notification area of the desktop. With this icon, users can determine their intranet connectivity status. The DCA also provides tools to help users reconnect on their own if problems arise and creates diagnostics to help mobile users provide IT staff with key information.

For more information, see Deploying, Managing, and Using the DirectAccess Connectivity Assistant.

For information about the messages displayed by the DCA and how to use them for troubleshooting DirectAccess, see Using the DCA Software.

To download the DCA, see Microsoft DirectAccess Connectivity Assistant (