Macs, Windows Server 2003 domains, ISA, Surf Control and bears...OH MY!
Posted on 2007-08-01
How are you guys handling Macs on a Windows domain?
Our primary network at the school/church is a Windows Server 2003 domain with ISA 2004 and Surf Control. We install the MS firewall client on all of the PCs. No one can access the network or surf the web w/out joining the domain and w/out the firewall client installed on the PC.
Now, along comes all the Mac users!
I can get them out to the internet by putting our ISA proxy settings and the user's credentials into Safari and Entourage works well enough on our exchange server. Where I'm having some confusion is the best way to access mapped/shared drives on the network (they don't reconnect when the mac users reboots), and how to get them thru ISA/Surf Control the best way.
In ISA, I created my first rule and I just allow the Macs out based on their IP. Since they don't send authentication because they don't have the MS Firewall client, that's the only way I knew of to allow them to surf the web. After that, Surf Control still controls the content.
So, my question is general in that I'm looking for feedback, tips, tricks, etc for using Macs in a Windows Server 2003 domain with ISA 2004 and Surf Control.