Disable DirectAccess on the Windows 7 Client (Temporarily)

I was looking for a way to temporarily disable DirectAccess on the Windows 7 client recently when testing UAG with AD FS 2.0 and needed a quick and relatively pain-free manner of making sure that DA wasn’t interfering… Giving the IP Helper service a kick on servers in the past has often given the right result with IPv6 and ISATAP, so it seemed logical that stopping the IP Helper service on the client might also have the desired effect

NET STOP IPHLPSVC

This did the trick.. no more DirectAccess..  nothing has blown up and restarting the Helper service using NET START IPHLPSVC brought DA back up Smile

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