Microsoft has resolved a known issue causing connectivity problems for Windows customers using the DirectAccess service to access their organizations remotely without using a virtual private network (VPN).
According to Redmond, DirectAccess might not reconnect automatically after the impacted device experience connectivity issues.
Scenarios that could lead to this known issue include switching between access points or Wi-Fi networks and temporarily losing network connectivity.
The problems affect enterprise endpoints where admins have deployed Windows updates released since mid-October.
However, this issue shouldn’t impact other remote access solutions such as VPN (sometimes called Remote Access Server or RAS) and Always On VPN (AOVPN), the recommended remote connection methods for Windows 10 or later.