Forefront TMG Beta 2 is Released

Hi Everyone: I wanted to publish a follow-on to Jim’s enthusiastic post about our public beta.  We have reached an important and critical milestone in the release of Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG), our comprehensive network protection solution. For those of you catching up on the TMG line, Forefront TMG is the future version of…


Forefront Threat Management Gateway Public Beta Available For Download

A new day in Forefront Edge History is upon us! Threat Management Gateway Public Beta is available for your downloading and testing pleasure.Please be sure to read the system requirements, release notes and deployment guide.As with any Beta, there are some “gotchas” and you’re better off to know how to deal with them before you…


WPAD for ISA Server and Windows Media Proxy Server

Introduction Since the release of Windows Server 2008 Streaming Media Services, many ISA admins have wondered how they could combine the two to control the routing of streaming content for their users. There are generally two goals for this configuration: 1.       limit streaming content to approved sources 2.       limit the bandwidth consumed by this traffic…


Error while running a script on ISA Server 2006 CSS

Introduction   Some ISA Server / TMG KBs require you to run a script in order to change the functionality as described in the KB925287. In some cases, a script may return an error as FPC.Root.1: The system cannot find the file specified.   This can occur when the script is executed on a CSS-only…


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 There is good news, though; this patch is superceded by KB954606 which installs just fine…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.   …


New TMG Logging Architecture

This month Tales from the Edge Community site is publishing a new article that discuss the details of the Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) Logging, how it works and the improvements of this feature. Check it out here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd183731.aspx   Gabriel Koren, TMG Server Test Team