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I'm using DirectAccess with a smartcard to connect to the company Intranet. Eventually connection drops for no apparent reason, and when I click on network notification icon, the DirectAccess connection says "Action required". When I click on it, it says "Your credentials are needed". This is annoying because my smartcard is connected.

Is there a way to save the password or make the connection last for more time?

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Find out why the connection drops - it shouldn't. – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Jul 13 '13 at 15:11
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Found the solution. I only have to login to the desktop using same credentials that I use for DirectAccess (i.e. use a smartcard instead of domain\user). This way, I don't even need to explicitly connect via DirectAccess - it connects automatically and connection never drops. Phew!

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