Can you install ISA 2000 on win2k3 x64?

Hi Guys,

As per the title - I'm trying to find out whether I can install ISA 2000 on win2k3 r2 x64. I'm having trouble finding something that definitively says Yes x64 is supported. Everything I can find says win2k3 is supported.

Any help much appreciated - its for a build this weekend.

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Toni UranjekConsultant/TrainerCommented:
Hi gorlaz,

Unfortunately ISA is not supported on 64-bit OS, yet.



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Keith AlabasterEnterprise ArchitectCommented:
Just for reference, ISA2000 went out of support in 2006, let alone run on 64-bit. None of the existing ISA versions run on a 64-bit platform nor is there any intention of bringing an update/service pack to allow it. I have one or two users who have asked for this previouslt and the way forward for them was to use Vmware/Virtual PC to create a 32-bit virtual machine and install ISA on that.

gorlazAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys - that's the q answered.

Keith - I realise its an old unsupported version however its all I've got to work with for the moment. How are people running web proxies on x64 servers? Or do they have a separate x32 box solely for ISA?
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Keith AlabasterEnterprise ArchitectCommented:
Welcome :)

Yes - separate x86 box, or they run it under the vmware/virtual PC approach as desctribed. There are a number of people unhappy about it (and MS is well aware of the restriction this imposes). All efforts are being placed on the new versions though which will then (likely) ALL be 64-bit only.

gorlazAuthor Commented:
Cool - thanks for that Keith - It would definitely seem strange to keep it x32 bit only!
Keith AlabasterEnterprise ArchitectCommented:
The dev work is all going into the next release. If you think that the last version is now 2 years old, it makes sense to leave that as the last 32 bit version really. With the advent of 2008 this month, everything will move to a 64 bit base. SAP for example is already issuing all new software releases in 64-bit only as of february this year and others will follow. A backwards review of the old ISA product is not productive use of the developers time :)
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