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How to ensure that your client computers are healthy via ISA and Network Quarantine

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Thanks to Tony Soper for his recent post on Internet Security and Acceleration's quarantine tool

Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 provides support for network quarantine which can be used to ensure that client computers meet to core aspects of your corporate security policy BEFORE they are granted remote access to your network. The quarantine feature manifests itself in the form of a client executable named rqc (Remote Quarantine Client) and an executable for the server named rqs (Remote Quarantine Service).

Take a look for yourself by browsing to the Remote Access Quarantine Tool for Internet Security and Acceleration Server (ISA) 2004. The web page leads you to download RQSUtils.exe which contains a script (ConfigureRQSForISA.vbs) and a document (rqs.doc). The document explains how to configure ISA to act as a rqs listener and hence integrate with the quarantine service.

Tony also mentions the Best Practices Analyzer Tool for ISA - it's well worth a look as it will help you to ensure that your ISA servers are well configured and free from hidden problems.

Steve Riley's recent post explains more about Remote Access Quarantine in plain English/American!
Tony also mentions the Best Practices Analyzer Tool for ISA - it's well worth a look as it will help you to ensure that your ISA servers are well configured and free from hidden problems.

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  • "Plain English/American"? Is there any other kind, really? hahahaha

  • wonderfull thats really marvelous i luv this site its really so cool anyhow am gonna poste mine here as well!

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