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March, 2004

  • IRL: Busy Week

    I did actually start writing a couple more infrastructure posts, but often in the course of researching them, I'd find documentation already existed. My thinking is that it might be useful just to draw attention to them, so next time, I'll stick to the...
  • ISA 2000: CARP and NLB

    Short version: If you want to use both, for best results: Web Proxy clients should use the array routing script/WPAD and need direct connectivity to each array member through a non-load-balanced address. SecureNAT clients use the NLB VIP as the default...
  • ISA 2000: Port Forwarding and Port Address Translation (PAT)

    Short version: ISA 2000 isn't out-of-the-box able to change published ports when doing Server Publishing. (I think Application Filters can be written to do this, but I'm not totally sure). ISA 2004 can do this. Long version: RRAS has had the...
  • Use of Asterisks in this Blog

    When I'm either being ironic or outright lying, I'll usually include an unattributed asterisk to make it obvious, in much the same way advertisers do. Except they're supposed to include fine print, whereas I'm not. For example: I like pizza. - is...
  • WshShell.Run and Long File Names

    I hit this the other day - when using the Wsh Shell object's Run method in VBScript, passing a long filename (LFN) tends to truncate, so: set oShell = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell") oShell.Run "C:\Documents and Settings\Tester\Desktop\TestFile.Doc"...
  • How TSWeb / TSAC / Remote Desktop Web Connection Client Works

    [Update 16 Aug 2004] I've posted some sample TSWeb HTM file that handles different ports too, and steps for how to get it working* with ISA 2004 (or other Port Address Translation-capable firewalls) in this post: Publishing RDP (Terminal Servers, XP Remote...
  • About Me, About This Blog

    It's pronounced "try-stank". I'm Tristan Kington, a Premier Field Engineer covering Security, PKI, Forefront Threat Management Gateway and ISA Server, with some networky stuff thrown in, and IIS. And some development bits. And some random Windows stuff...