Error 10060 while browsing Internet through ISA Server 2006

1. Connection Timeout – you should believe.   It is very interesting how many people really don’t believe that when ISA triggers the error 10060 is because ISA didn’t receive an answer from the destination host. Most of the time the question after they receive this error is: Why ISA is timing out? How can…


Error Installing SQL Server 2005 SP2 Security Update 948109 on TMG

If you run a TMG server, you may have noticed that SQL 2005 SP2 Security Update KB948109 fails to install and leaves error code 2BC3.This occurs because the TMG report website operates on port 8008 and this confuses the patch installer. There is good news, though; this patch is superceded by KB954606 which installs just fine…


Did you miss it? The Launch of Windows Essential Business Server 2008

Last week, Microsoft announced the General Availability of Windows Essential Business Server 2008 (http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2008/nov08/11-12WESSPR.mspx).  In September of this year, I had announced to the community that we had released to manufacturing the first version of the new Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) as part of the Windows Essential Business Server 2008 (EBS) release.  See:  http://blogs.technet.com/isablog/archive/2008/09/16/announcing-forefront-threat-management-gateway-medium-business-edition.aspx.   …


ISA UI trick: Move rule several places

Sometimes, you want to move a rule up or down several places. For example, suppose you want to move the first rule to be last. You can right-click it and select “Move Down”:  But, this will only move it down one place. Doing it multiple times is annoying and time-consuming, especially if you have many…


Web requests from an ISA-local web application may receive unexpected authentication prompts.

Consider the following scenario: 1. You configured “Require all users to  authenticate” on the Web Proxy properties page of the Internal network. 2. you configured an access rule which allow HTTP traffic from local host to the internal network. The rule applies to all users (anonymous). 3. A secureNAT client application on the ISA Computer…