Very basic ISA 2004 configuration as web proxy server
Posted on 2006-05-10
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.