Wednesday, April 15, 2009

ISA 2006 with SBS 2008 Whitepaper Available


If you enjoyed your SBS 2003 with ISA 2004, and you’re hesitant to upgrade to SBS 2008 because ISA 2006 is not included with the product, then there is good news for you. (whoa, that sounds like the welcome email from SBS 2003!) 

Available today is the white paper on how to Deploy Microsoft Internet Security & Acceleration Server (ISA) 2006 with Windows Small Business Server 2008.

The whitepaper will appear in the SBS documentation library sometime tonight, specifically in the MVP corner.  This particular whitepaper was written by Eriq Neale, a long standing SBS MVP.  Today you can get the whitepaper directly from the download center.

The whitepaper covers how to install, configure and deploy ISA 2006 on a Windows Server 2003 server as the edge outside of the SBS network.  You can (currently) downgrade the additional server you obtain with SBS 2008 Premium edition, to Windows Server 2003 and use it as your ISA server, all that’s needed is a copy of ISA 2006. 

While writing the paper, Eriq worked very closely with both the SBS team (myself included) and the ISA team.  This paper is sanctioned by both of these teams and is very well written.  I’m sure we’ll see more papers from the MVPs as time goes on.  Thanks to Eriq for his hard work bringing this paper to the MVP Corner!