-I service a school using Win 2000 server (not Advanced server)
-There are 30 workstations.
-This school is located in the far north of ontario canada
-They used to have Satellite internet from a dish on the roof .
-Now the whole community has Internet Via satelite. The school is given internet from the community and they have a cisco cable modem which CAN be plugged into a switch or hub to share internet with the 30 workstations.
-Currently the Cisco is plugged into the 2nd lan card of the server and the internet is shared using software called ORBITNET.
I could ask the client to buy smart filter which will integrate with orbitnet, However the client also wants to controll the hours at which the workstations can accesss chat programs such as Yahoo and MSN messenger. Right now they are using an evaluation version of Chapprone which will govern the hours at which chat progams can be used. Works great! but in order to filter web content I would have to be there 24/7 monitoring web browsing activity. then enter in the bad sites to the black list which is tedious so say the least.
- I dont know much about MS ISA server but i have heard good things.
-I would like the filtering of adult content to be automated by a list that someone else has compiled (a company).
-I would like to control the hours that people can use chat programs
I Need it to be as maintenance free as possible as there is no onsite tech and I only go to the site 4 times a year. approx
I am familiar with group policies ect. but i havent seen an opption to limit the use of MSN messenger.
Also i have not tried to us the server as a NAT and perhaps that may be a solution but I would need some help from you guys or guy or girl. :)
I know there is more then one solution to this problem SO THE ACCEPTED ANSWER WILL BE EVALUATED ON SIMPLICITY AND MONITARY COST FOR THE CLIENT.
-I would rather not put a box between the Internet and the server at a cost of 3 grand or more bla bla bla.
Thanks in advance.