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February, 2005

  • New Feature: RDP over SSL with Windows Server 2003 SP1

    Release Candidate 2 for Windows Server 2003 SP1 is available to test from microsoft.com, which means RTM can't be that far away! A new feature in SP1 (at least, present in the RC2 build of SP1) that's been causing some confusion is RDP over SSL - a new...
  • ISA 2004: Publishing a RADIUS Server

    Newsgroup question: I don't want ISA to actually do the RADIUS stuff, but I want to publish a RADIUS server (in Microsoft land, that's called IAS - Internet Authentication Service - if you're running Windows Server) behind ISA so that we can authenticate...
  • ISA 2004: Forms-Based Authentication and RADIUS

    Forms-Based Authentication in ISA 2004 is a nifty new feature that emulates Exchange 2003's FBA authentication option (and allows you to put it out front of OWA versions prior to 2003 - that is, you can use ISA 2004 to provide FBA authentication for Outlook...
  • And This Morning, I Didn't Like Podcasts

    My experience to date with podcasting has been that I'd rather not, thank you. Nice that you're excited about it, but bluntly, I have a problem not being able to visually skip content when someone's talking about the weather, and when it sounds like they...
  • ISA 2004: "All IP Traffic" really means it

    With ISA 2000, while "All IP Traffic" rules were open slather for Firewall clients, they actually meant "All IP Traffic For Which I Have A Protocol Definition" for SecureNAT clients. With ISA 2004, that's no longer the case, it really means everything...
  • Fat and PasteOff?

    Ah, the Sean Connery accent PasteOff jokes just keep on rolling. Matt noted that PasteOff is a "huge memory hog", using 12 MB from a cold start and 24 when noodling around after a while. It's working set bloat! It's not my fault! If it bugs you (and it...
  • ISA 2004: Protocol Definitions can now have multiple primary ports

    Just a quickie: As I've mentioned in passing a couple of times, when using ISA 2004 Protocol Definitions can have multiple primary ports - including ranges of primary ports - associated with them. ISA 2000 was only able to use a single primary port per...
  • "Buttering" Onesself with MSN Search?

    The verb form of "Google" seems to have become the commonly accepted form of "searching using Google": "I googled myself today...", "I'm googling it...", "Google me!", "Go And Get Googled" (when someone asks a question verbally using only search terms...
  • An SBS-focused ISA blog

    Noticed that a new blog has popped up, specifically about running ISA Server with Small Business Server .
  • ISA 2004 Enterprise Edition hits RTM... (And why is that special?)

    'nuff said! See http://www.microsoft.com/isaserver/ for more information. March 1 is the general availability date, but there's a trial CD available for order now. The trial download's currently scheduled for March 1. I'm still learning about the cool...
  • Aussies: Got Windows Skills? Want A Job?

    JJ's posted a bit about a role in our Platforms team , which is where I work. I thought I'd burble on for a little while on the sort of stuff we handle: Platforms locally handle Windows itself, and most of the in-box and add-on technologies (like AD ...