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Very basic ISA 2004 configuration as web proxy server

Hi all,

I need to set up a Windows 2003 server to act as a web proxy server.  This is being done purely for caching frequently used data (including Microsoft updates) and nothing more.  We already have a firewall in place and are happy with it.

I tried installing ISA 2004 (including SP2) in one of our DCs with a single NIC.  The installation seemed to go well, but after the installation I was not able to connect to the server.  I couldn't ping it, I could't remote desktop to it....  I tried creating firewall rules to open it up, but that didn't help.  I also tried publishing remote desktop connectivity to my internal network, but that didn't work.  I even disabled the Microsoft Firewall.

As soon as I went to Add/Remove programs and removed ISA 2004, the pings and other connections worked.

Is there a way to just set this up as a simple web proxy and nothing more?  Links to instructions would be greatly appreciated.  I am an ISA 2004 newbie, but quite capable in other areas.

Thanks!

Jeff
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Keith AlabasterCommented:
In the UK so its my bedtime. I'll hit this in the morning.
cheers
keith

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Keith AlabasterCommented:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/3/7/b/37b0cbc4-e578-4082-a779-de4fbe876f06/ISA2004SE_quickstartguide-Rev%201%2003.doc

This will give you the basics.... quick start guide. follow this and let me know if you get stuck or when you want to start tuning up etc.
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masterbakerAuthor Commented:
I'll check it out.  Thanks!
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Keith AlabasterCommented:
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Keith AlabasterCommented:
Thank you :)
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masterbakerAuthor Commented:
No no, thank you!
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Keith AlabasterCommented:
lol, Have a good weekend.
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