New TMG Articles in TechNet Library

More great news from Forefront TMG Documentation Team, here it goes a series of new articles that were recently published on Microsoft TechNet Library about Forefront TMG 2010: Secure Web Gateway solution guide Troubleshooting the installation Troubleshooting HTTPS inspection Interoperability with BranchCache solution guide Customizing HTML forms Customizing HTML error messages in Forefront TMG XML…


Unsupported Configurations for Forefront TMG 2010

Here it is a great XMas gift for you !! After a long road and rounds of updates the Forefront TMG Team just released the new version of the famous Unsupported Configurations, this is great article to read PRIOR to deploy TMG. The reason why I’m emphasizing “prior” is because the worst thing that it…


The Redirect Catch – Another one…

My previous post about redirect explained a typical loop scenario while implementing the Deny rule on ISA Server. Looks like people just hate typing the /owa (or /exchange) these days, maybe because they already have too many things to memorize (I don’t blame them). Since many users are migrating to Exchange 2007 (and now also…


Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG) 2010 Evaluation Version is Available

Greetings Forefront Edge Admins, Microsoft released this week Forefront UAG 2010 evaluation version for you to download and test it on your environment. This evaluation version has a trial period of 120 days and it is full functional. You can download it from here http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=740bd005-5ff9-426e-9c17-a93ae8629582 and read more about the installation/migration from http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee428841.aspx.


Infrastructure Planning and Design for UAG

Microsoft just release the IPD (Infrastructure Planning and Design) for UAG, this is the type of document that you MUST read if you are planning to deploy UAG on your network. The document goes from the design process and proceeds with: Step 1: Define the Scope of the Forefront Unified Access Gateway Project Step 2:…


Traffic incorrectly going to ISA Server 2006 instead of going directly to the server

Introduction   This post is about an interesting issue where a third party application that was configured as service was failing to establish a connection with the destination server because ISA Server was denying the traffic. For this brief description it really sounds like a trivial issue where you just need to create an access…


Forefront TMG Book – A Teamwork Effort

The other day I was talking to a friend of mine that asked how it was to work on this TMG Book project and having two more heads to write and one to review, I was like: it was amazing !! The reality is that due each one of us have such unique profile we…


December 2009 Security Bulletin has an IAS Update

Yesterday Microsoft released six security updates and there is one in particular that is very important for VPN scenarios that uses IAS for RADIUS authentication. MS09-071 describes that Servers using IAS are only affected when configured to use PEAP with MS-CHAP v2 authentication (described in CVE-2009-3677). The vulnerability happens due an incorrect way to copy…


ISA to TMG Migration Guidance

My buddies and co-authors of the Forefront TMG 2010 book (Jim Harrison and Mohit Saxena) recorded a nice interview for Microsoft Edge Technet to explain more details about TMG Migration (chapter 6 of our book). Watch the interview at http://edge.technet.com/Media/ISA-to-TMG-Migration-Guidance/


NIS White Paper

Today Microsoft Forefront TMG Product Team released a comprehensive white paper called Guide for Configuring, Monitoring and Troubleshooting the Network Inspection System (NIS) in Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) 2010. The document has 60 pages of pure technical aspects related to this feature, in this white paper you will learn more about NIS, how it…