Microsoft Direct Access Connectivity Assistant 2.0 RC has been released, it can be used by computers running Windows 7 when connecting to internal corporate networks with DirectAccess in Windows Server 2012 RC. It improves the DirectAccess connection experience, supports one-time password (OTP) authentication for DirectAccess users,
Overview of the DA Assistant from the MS website.
DCA 2.0 RC provides the following functionality:
• Provides DirectAccess users with connectivity information. Users can view their DirectAccess connectivity status at all times.
• Provides diagnostics and troubleshooting features. DCA 2.0 RC provides tools to help users reconnect if problems arise, and create diagnostics to provide IT administrators with troubleshooting information.
• Supports one-time password (OTP) authentication for DirectAccess users required to authenticate using OTP.
Note: DCA 2.0 RC can be installed on Windows 7 computers that connect to the corporate network using DirectAccess running on a Windows Server 2012 RC computer. It can be installed on Windows 7 computers that do not have DCA installed, or on computers running DCA 1.0 or DCA 1.5. DCA 2.0 RC should not be installed on computers running Windows 8 Consumer Preview. It should also not be installed on Windows 7 computers that connect to the corporate network using DirectAccess running on a Windows Server 2008 R2 computer or on a Forefront UAG server.
You can download the new assistant from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29039&WT.mc_id=rss_alldownloads_all