A simple shortcut that may come in handy is the “Connection to Workplace Using DirectAccess” Troubleshoot shortcut
If you are facing problems with DirectAccess, you will need to use the Connection to a Workplace Using DirectAccess troubleshooter to fix this problem. It makes sure that your computer is compatible with DirectAccess, and it checks to see whether your network administrator has configured DirectAccess correctly for your organization.
You can access this trouble-shooter from your Control Panel or you can simply make a shortcut to access “Connection to Workplace Using DirectAccess” Troubleshoot. Steps are described below.
1. Right click in an empty space on the Desktop-> Go to New-> Click on Shortcut.
2. Now type the following command %systemroot%\system32\msdt.exe -id NetworkDiagnosticsDA -> Click Next.
3. Type the name Connection to Workplace Using DirectAccess-> Click Finish.
4. Now your shortcut is created. You can change you Icon by going to its properties.