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ISA Server 2006 on Windows Server 2008: Nup

Update 6 May 2010: Hello! If you’re reading this, it’s now at least 2010, and the answer to your question is: the version of ISA Server that works on Windows 2008 is called Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010. Also, it’s exclusively 64-bit. ISA 2006 doesn’t have a 64-bit flavour (though the Firewall Client does). Yuri’s blog explains… Read more

Old MPSReports

There’s a new MPS Reports version in town, with new features : new 64-bit friendliness, various forms of wizard-driven hotness for all the products the individual old tools used to support, etc, etc. Call me old school if you want, but I typically prefer the convenience of “run this and send me the CAB file”,… Read more

IAG – now available for Hyper-V

Of all the things I could be doing right now, blogging is the one that won. Feel special? Procrastination, but with a helpful bent. IAG SP2 is now a VHD for Hyper-V Your mission, Jim, is to make that into a song. The most interesting “wow” moment I had today was reading that IAG (Intelligent… Read more

Home Hyper-V Networking Gotchas

Before the holidays, I bought myself an early present: a new quad-core box with 4GB RAM, which I was going to use for a home Hyper-V lab, so that I could run a bunch of 64-bit VMs as well as the 32-bit staples I’ve been using for years (SBS 2003, and a separate ISA Server… Read more

.HDMP and .MDMP files

Just a quickie – the rule is blog what you know, but I figure my speculation might be good enough here. A friend gave me an HDMP file and asked what I could make of it. After the usual “I could make a hat! Or a brooch! Or a dinosaur!” type stuff, I realized it… Read more

That Memory Leak Revisited

While searching for memory leaking troubleshooting techniques that could be applied to 64-bit Windows (for the DHCP Server memory leak I found I had the other day), I stumbled across the answer to my problem in an internal tool (weird that I missed it from a web search the first time, but c’est la vie)…. Read more

Windows Server 2008 Diagnostics Off The Cuff

A word of caution to those of you that like endings: this isn’t over yet. I’m running a rather sad and noisy X64 desktop as a server at home. Once a proud warrior, actually, no, wait, it was never any good. It’s just a Virtual Server host (it’s not quite Hyper-V capable; next one will… Read more

The Cat’s Out Of The Bag: ISA Server will become ForeFront TMG

So, we all know that ISA 2006 doesn’t work on Windows Server 2008. Massive architectural changes to the IP stack, blah blah, etc, etc. People (uh, yeah, just "people") have been asking about what’s to become of ISA Server for a while: "There’s no ISA 2008 announced!" they’d scream. "This surely means the end of… Read more

IIS7 Modules Aplenty – WebDAV, Bitrate Throttling

New modules, supported by Microsoft, are now officially RTMd (RTWd?) and available for use with IIS 7.0. WebDAV Yay new WebDAV! Yay being able to enable it on specific parts of a site! Yay better! Robert: http://blogs.msdn.com/robert_mcmurray/archive/2008/03/12/webdav-extension-for-windows-server-2008-rtm-is-released.aspx Downloads: •    Microsoft WebDAV Extension for IIS 7.0 (x86)    http://www.iis.net/go/1621/ •    Microsoft WebDAV Extension for IIS 7.0 (x64)http://www.iis.net/go/1618/ … Read more

What’s in IIS 7.0 for me?

While having a seemingly-innocuous chat with a colleague, I was asked to "throw together a few points" on what IIS 7.0 would do for a web application I’ve worked with in the past. Serves me right for talking to people, really. In this application’s case, authoring, publishing and content creation weren’t as important as eventual… Read more