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ISA - Destination Sets-Configure Sites allowed . To  add sites  manually  to  'access-allowed' site list

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We need  to make  available  2500  key  sites  but  also  to  include  links  within  these  sites  which  may  have  a  different  URL .  Is  there a  wildcard  option . eg *.msn*

Most  valuable  ,  is it possible to alow  users  to  add sites as  they  browse  eg  by  entering  atheir userName  against  new  site  entry .  Otherwise  Admin must  go  to ISA Server  as new sites  encountered  to  add  to  list   .
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You would save a lot of time and effort by investing in commercial web filtering software !
Plenty around, price varies...

http://www.microsoft.com/isaserver/partners/accesscontrol.asp

If however you want to do things manually, you can use Site and Content rules.  Details are here:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;300492

...and yes, wildcards are supported.

Links within sites as you mention would be treated as new HTTP connections through the proxy server, so you would need to wildcard these as you would normal sites.

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Ok  but  would expect  ISA  to  do  the  complete  job .  And   *  only  useable as  prefix , not  suffix  so  we  cannot  allow  e.g.  msn.*  Thank  you  for your  comments
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Prefix is good - you could allow *.microsoft.com and *.msn.com.  
Suffix is bad - you could allow msn.* and this would permit msn.imgoingtohackyourmachine.com !
Do you already have a list of permissable websites ?

PS - It isn't possible for users to add sites as they go...

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Yes  we  do  have a  List  which has  been  input  manually  . We are  growing the  list  daily but  certain  research  browsing needs  access  to new  sites   as  they  browse . I would like to enable  this  in  some  way  ,  even if user  could add  site  using Pop Up  with  password .    This  must be   a  problem  for many  new  ISA Users . Is the best option to permit unrestricted  access ?   And then  possibly  restrict known   problem  sites .

Any  suggestions  much appreciated
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