Need the steps on how to set up a proxy server on Windows Server 2008 R2

Need the steps on how to set up a proxy server on Windows Server 2008 R2
IT GuyNetwork EngineerAsked:
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Bruno PACIIT ConsultantCommented:

Windows 2008 server does not have a proxy service. You need to install a proxy software. The one from Microsoft running on Windows 2008 is Microsoft TMG 2010 (Threat Management Server).
Previous versions of this product was known as Microsoft ISA server 200x...

There might be other proxy software from other editors...

Anyway, I doubt someone will give you the steps on this forum because it is not so simple to configure a Web proxy.
Talking about ISA server (or TMG) the installation is easy (next, next, next, ...) but after that your have to configure the internal networks, the network rules, the traffic rules, the users groups, the URL filters, etc...

Good luck
IT GuyNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
So, Windows Server 2008 R2 has no built in way for a proxy server to be configured?

I will need to buy a third party utility to do this?
Bruno PACIIT ConsultantCommented:
Yes absolutly... There is no proxy service in Windows 2008, R2 or not.

You need a third party software.
The configuration steps depend of the software you choose, of the number of NICs in your proxy server, of the place of the proxy in your network, of the users group you want to allow on Internet, of the URL you want to accept or refuse etc...

Have a good night

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