How do you make a Direct Access client see a Domain attached storage account in Azure ?

Brandt Smith 96 Reputation points

We use Direct Access on a lot of our laptops and it works great! Can see on-prem file shares...connect to SQL for Excel reports...But I cannot figure out how to get the DA clients to see a Domain attached Azure storage account. I can see Azure VMs in our Azure extended domain, as well as use the administrative C$ to see the file the DA clients are definitely able to traverse the Azure extended domain and get to resources. On prem I can get to the Azure storage without issue...just the DA clients cannot see it. I hope I can use the storage account instead of spinning up a VM for file shares, but as of now that's my only option. Unless somebody knows how to make that work???

Azure Storage Accounts
Azure Storage Accounts
Globally unique resources that provide access to data management services and serve as the parent namespace for the services.
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  1. Brandt Smith 96 Reputation points

    So - after working with 8 MS engineers we determined that it can not be done. Even using a Private Link. So if you want Direct Access clients to use a file server (other than an on-prem machine) you'll need to spin up a VM in Azure.

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