Corporate Resources

Specifies resources on your intranet that are normally accessible to DirectAccess clients. Each entry is a string that identifies the type of resource and the location of the resource. Each string can be one of the following types: – A DNS name or IPv6 address that NCA pings. The syntax is “PING:” followed by a fully qualified domain name (FQDN) that resolves to an IPv6 address or an IPv6 address. Examples: PING:myserver. corp. contoso. com or PING:2002:836b:1::1. Note We recommend that you use FQDNs instead of IPv6 addresses wherever possible. Important At least one of the entries must be a PING: resource. -A Uniform Resource Locator (URL) that NCA queries with a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) request. The contents of the web page do not matter. The syntax is “HTTP:” followed by a URL. The host portion of the URL must resolve to an IPv6 address of a Web server or contain an IPv6 address. Examples: HTTP:http://myserver. corp. contoso. com/ or HTTP:http://2002:836b:1::1/. -A Universal Naming Convention (UNC) path to a file that NCA checks for existence. The contents of the file do not matter. The syntax is “FILE:” followed by a UNC path. The ComputerName portion of the UNC path must resolve to an IPv6 address or contain an IPv6 address. Examples: FILE: -> -> myserver -> myshare -> test. txt or FILE: -> -> 2002:836b:1::1 -> myshare -> test. txt. You must configure this setting to have complete NCA functionality.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SOFTWARE -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> NetworkConnectivityAssistant -> Probes # Probe

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Network -> DirectAccess Client Experience Settings


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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