Firewall client for ISA 2004 Missing...where can I regenerate one?

Posted on 2006-04-18
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
There is no share directory on my ISA Server for me to use to install the firewall client software for my users, any ideas on how I can recreate it, or regenerate it?

Question by:Christian_Agard
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    Check out the steps from the Premiuminstallsteps.htm and see if that helps.
    1. Launch the Add or Remove Programs, choose "Microsoft ISA Server 2004"
    and click Change/Remove. Select to install the firewall client component.

    2. Then we can deploy the ISA2k4 firewall clients using the automatic
    client application deployment feature of SBS, or manually install the
    firewall client from the server sharing: \\ServerName\mspclnt\.

    How to deploy the ISA Server 2004 Firewall Client program

    NOTE:The ISA 2000 Firewall client does work will work with the ISA 2004 firewall.  if you upgrade ISA then also ensure that


    You can open the Server management console, navigate to Client Computers,
    on the right pane, click Set Up Client Applications. By default, once we
    install the ISA Server 2004, the Firewall Client option will be included in
    the Available applications list. When a workstation log on and join the
    domain, the firewall client will be automatically installed. In case the
    "Firewall client" is missing in the list, we can manually add it from

    If you don't want to use this method, please refer to this KB article to
    deploy the firewall client:

    How to deploy the ISA Server 2004 Firewall Client program

    (Note: Please try to change the install.ins to its original status to see
    if the problem can be fixed.)

    In ISA firewall client, there is an option 'Enable web browser automatic
    configuration'. The ISA firewall client setup wizard enables this option by
    default. With the option enabled, the firewall client retrieves the IE
    configurations from the ISA server. It's expected that the client IE proxy
    settings could be reset after installing the firewall client.

    You may open the Microsoft Firewall Client for ISA 2004 management console,
    navigate to 'Web Browser' tab. Uncheck the option 'Enable web browser
    automatic configuration'.

    We need to also disable the web proxy configuration in ISA management
    console. Go to the ISA server, open ISA Management console, and navigate to
    'Configuration'\'Networks'. Open the properties of the 'Internal' network
    object. In 'Firewall client' tab, uncheck the option 'Automatically detect
    settings' and 'Use automatic configuration script'. Click 'OK' to close the
    dialog boxes. Apply the settings.

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