WPAD and PAC Configuration in ISA 2006
Posted on 2009-05-13
I'd like to setup my environment to use the Auto configuration option in ISA 2006.
I've read a couple of articles, and I'm only getting confused here (Not hard at all really - being a noob...)
My situastion is as follows:
The domain is a Windows Server 2003 domain with workstations on Windows 2k and XP combined.
Workstations have IE 6 and IE7.
The ISA 2006 server is on Windows Server 2003, Internal network with one NIC configured.
This server should be a web proxy only server.
I have a lot of users that go off site and travel about (lucky pigs!)
At the moment they use an older ISA 2000 server as proxy server, wich is setup up through GP from AD.
This setting is only "Use Proxy server: ISA2000" and port number.
I'd like to setup the new server to use Autoconfig in IE setting to point to the new ISA 2006 server, so that when users are not on my network, they can access the Internet directly, but when they are on my network, they have to use the proxy server.
I tried to use the Firewall Client app on my workstation, and it works, but for some reason it does not apply the network rules. I have URL set that blocks some sites, and when I use the ISA client, this does not work.
I'd like some help on how to manage this propperly.
Do I have to install the client software for the Autoconfig to work, or do I have to install the client software on all the workstations at all?
Can I use a pac file copied to all the workstations locally to point to the proxy server, tests if it can be accessed, and if not - go direct to the interent.
I'd like to setup autoconfig in IE to use the ISA server as a web proxy only.