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So terrific that 3 of 4 readers rated it "soporific"

But I didn’t. Sleep, that is.

(following on from the last post)… I was too wired. Instead, I hit the ISA newsgroups again, and picked up a couple of fascinating questions.

A couple of people had VPN problems with ISA 2004, but it turns out that the problems are different (and not obvious) – I’m still working through them with the people involved. Generally in newsgroups, I try to offer the most generally useful advice I can without getting too specific, so that if someone’s looking for a something that’s not quite identical, they’ll at least be able to gather enough information on troubleshooting or how something works that they’ll be able to build their own solution, but occasionally I’ll engage beyond that level and drill in… Different folk have different styles.

Another interesting (gotta start using a thesaurus) question covered Forms Based Authentication (FBA) for Outlook Web Access (OWA) on ISA 2004, which is a new authentication type with that release – I posted a fairly hefty chunk on what I learned to the newsgroup, and I’ll clean it up and repost it here for the Web searching crowd later.

And then there’s my day job… A busy week, a week in which the cold and flu medication threatened to control me, but a good one, and now I’m on the mend, thanks for asking. 

Now I’m off to watch Dr Who for a nice relaxing Friday evening…