ISA Server Losing Secure Channel with the DC – The 5783 Nightmare

The first time that I blogged about this was in October 2006 at ISA Server Team Blog, we were getting so hammered about that issue that it motivates us to create an official article about that. Last year we published an article at Microsoft TechNet Library explaining how to improve Web Browsing performance using IE7…


IAG 2007 Authentication Repository

1. Introduction   The IAG Server 2007 is known for the flexibility to allow access from anywhere to the internal resource in a secure manner. However, if you are really thinking about security there is a key pillar called “Authentication”. The good part about the IAG is that it allows all this flexibility and customization…


ISA Server 2006 SP1 is on the way to make this summer even hotter

The expected ISA Server 2006 SP1 is on the way, Jim Harrison has blogged in the ISA Team Blog about the new features of this release.  The ISA Server community is very excited about this announcement as externally by Tom Shinder on his blog.   I just delivered a webcast to the IT community in…


More about TMG…

Without a doubt one of the best features of this TMG beta version is the Malware Inspection. In my previous post you saw how to configure a Web Policy rule and one of the wizard’s windows has the option to enable this feature. Tom Shinder published a new article in the ISAServer .org that gives…


Overview of Forefront Threat Management Gateway Beta 1

1. Introduction   The Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway promises to be the milestone that all ISA Server admins were waiting for. I heard all the time people saying that the difference between ISA Server 2004 and ISA Server 2006 were not that big and that we pretty much have the same product for 4…


Capturing an User Mode Crash on ISA Server – Part 1 of 2

1. Introduction   The previous post was about performance and some of the symptoms that can confuse us during the problem definition. This post will be about a crash on a user mode process, in this case for the process ISA Process wspsrv.exe.   2. Scenario   Usually, when this process crashes we have the…


IAG now UAG

Last Tuesday Microsoft announced the new generation of IAG, now called UAG (Unified Access Gateway). For more information check the Forefront Team Blog site: http://blogs.technet.com/forefront/archive/2008/04/29/microsoft-announces-its-next-generation-secure-remote-access-solution-the-forefront-unified-access-gateway.aspx …or the UAG page: http://www.microsoft.com/forefront/prodinfo/roadmap/uag.mspx Keep watching the evolution of this product; it is becoming ever more powerful, secure and flexible.


Time, time, time, no time at all

  The dilemma is: work life balance and I can tell you that this is hard equation…   I’m 11 days away from my blog and people might think that I gave up, but I didn’t. Actually yesterday I published an article on our team blog called Troubleshooting OWA 2007 Publishing Rules on ISA Server…