Hey DC, are you still there?

1. Introduction   Yesterday I wrote about the “perfect storm” case where the root cause was disk bottleneck, today I would like to discuss a troubleshooting scenario for one of the 5 core scenarios that was presented yesterday, which is called “authentication”. Again, the symptom was exactly the same: ISA Server stops responding requests in…


We are all waiting for you Mr. Disk….are you there?

1. Introduction   As more I deal with Performance issue on ISA Server (or TMG), more I realize that there are not really a lot of new things on this area to be explored. The reason why I say that there are not much of new things on this area is because I can easily…


Security baselines for Windows Server® 2008 R2 and Microsoft Office 2010 – setting packs for Windows® 7 and Windows® Internet Explorer® 8

The Microsoft Solution Accelerators team is pleased to announce the release of new resources that you can use in combination with the Microsoft Security Compliance Manager tool: the Windows Server 2008 R2 Security Baseline and the Office 2010 Security Baseline, and setting packs for Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 8. Together with the tool, these…


TMG 2010 Overview for ISA Admins

Last week I delivered a level 200 presentation for a customer about TMG, a brief overview of TMG in a Secure Web Gateway Scenario and some demos (which are not available here, but I’m working on the videos to share it here). The goal of this presentation is to introduce TMG for ISA administrators of…