Friday, June 11, 2004 3:58 AM bart

ISA Server 2004 + Exchange 2003 + Virtual Server = the max

I just finished the configuration of a Virtual Server setup with two virtual machines: one with IIS 6.0 and Exchange 2003 (OWA over SSL, POP3, IMAP, etc) and another with ISA Server 2003 Beta (both running Windows Server 2003 Enterprise). Great combination, just works fine; and pretty easy to configure (thanks to the enhanced configuration of ISA 2004). Furthermore, I like the new Exchange 2003 additions for anti-spam as well. I was doing this setup to prepare a production roll-out later this summer on some larger network and I guess I'm now ready to go :-)

Btw: the virtual networks in Virtual Server are just cool to play around with some networking technologies. If you did not do so yet, just give it a try.

One drawback: you need pretty much RAM to run all these machines concurrently but this was not really an issue over here (fixed box 2 GB; laptop 1 GB). I guess I'll take some time this summer to set up a complete demo configuration using Virtual Server for the SchoolServer project as well; this will make demoing certainly easier (now I have to take 2 laptops and a router with me together with a Pocket PC; using VS I think I might eliminate one laptop and a router by setting up 3 virtual machines). I'll keep you reported :-) | Digg It | Technorati | Blinklist | Furl | reddit | DotNetKicks

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# re: ISA Server 2004 + Exchange 2003 + Virtual Server = the max

Saturday, July 10, 2004 5:06 PM by bart

do you know how to setup a ISA server 2004 with Exchange 2003 using RPC over HTTPS?

Love to hear more.

# re: ISA Server 2004 + Exchange 2003 + Virtual Server = the max

Sunday, July 11, 2004 12:53 AM by bart

I'm not really an ISA expert, that is, I know how to setup the server and how to do the basic configuration and I'm currently investigating the SDK to develop solutions based on ISA 2004. However, I don't know all kinds of scenarios. I know there is a kind of task in ISA 2004 to publish an Exchange 2003 server with OWA, POP3, IMAP4, etc and I think you can publish RPC for Exchange 2003 that way as well. For more information, you can take a look at which is a 3rd party (community) site that focuses on ISA Server 2000 and ISA Server 2004. If you don't find the answer, post your question on the forums over there.


# re: ISA Server 2004 + Exchange 2003 + Virtual Server = the max

Tuesday, October 05, 2004 12:52 AM by bart

I'm considering ISA 2004 as a firewall/IDS for our LAN, which includes an Exchange 2003 server. Any addtional comments on ISA 2004 would be welcome, particularly about its intrusion detection/prevention features.
Thanks in advance.

# re: ISA Server 2004 + Exchange 2003 + Virtual Server = the max

Monday, March 28, 2005 1:16 PM by bart

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