NOTE: The MRC installer bundled with SQL Express 2008 R2 with Advanced Services will not perform a new installation of the SQL software on Windows XP. If you upgrade from an earlier version of MRC, you can continue to use Windows XP with SP3. Trustwave strongly recommends using a current Windows Server operating system to host the MRC installation.
WebMarshal 6.10 and above does not support plugin installation to ISA Server/Forefront TMG.WebMarshal can be installed chained to any proxy server, including any version of ISA Server.
The last version of WebMarshal that supports ISA server plugin is 6.9. WebMarshal 6.9 ISA Server plugin is compatible with the following versions and minimum service packs of ISA Server:
Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) 2010 runs exclusively on 64-bit Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008R2. This means you will not be able to install the TMG management console included with the installation media on any 32-bit Windows machine. What if you wish to manage your TMG firewalls from a 32-bit Windows operating system? The answer is simple. Download the 32-bit version of the TMG management console. After registering, click the download link and then download the file TMG_ENU_Management_x86.exe. Now you can manage your TMG firewalls from a 32-bit Windows desktop or server operating system!
To install the evaluated version, the administrator must install ISA Server Management and the Configuration Storage server (file \ISAAutorun.exe) on the same machine. The following pictures show the step-by-step installation process for ISA Server 2006 Enterprise Edition.Startup screen License Agreement
The TOE can be configured in a way that only particular users are allowed to access the networks through the TOE using Forms-based authentication.Forms-based authentication is one of the standard methods of authentication for Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) transmissions for incoming and outgoing requests. Forms-based authentication sends and receives user information in plaintext. No encryption is used with Forms-based authentication.Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption has to be used to secure the transferred user identification and authentication credentials, so these credentials cannot be monitored during transmission to the TOE.The TOE has been evaluated using Forms-based authentication with SSL encryption for incoming HTTP connections. The TOE verifies if the user credentials comply with data stored in the local user database or a remote authentication server using Remote Authentication Dial- In User Service (RADIUS).
The TOE combines several security mechanisms to enforce the security policies at different network layers: a rule base for incoming and outgoing requests, Web and application filters, and system security configuration options.The TOE controls the flow of incoming and outgoing packets and controls information flow on protocol level. This control has to be active before any information can be transmitted through the TOE. Information flow control is subdivided into firewall policy rules that consist of access rules, server publishing rules, mail server publishing rules, Web publishing rules, system policy, Web application filters, and application filters.
Single sign on (SSO) enables users to authenticate once to the TOE, and then access all of the Web servers with the same domain suffix that the TOE is publishing on a specific listener, without re-authenticating. Web servers can include Microsoft Outlook Web Access servers and servers running Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003, as well as standard servers running Internet Information Services (IIS).A typical example of SSO is a user who logs on to Outlook Web Access, providing credentials on a form. In one of the e-mail messages that the user receives is a link to a document that is stored in SharePoint Portal Server. The user clicks the link, and the document opens, without an additional request for authentication.
There is no support for SSO between different Web listeners. Published servers must share the same Domain Name System (DNS) suffix. For example, you can configure SSO when publishing mail.fabrikam.com and team.fabrikam.com. You cannot configure SSO when publishing mail.fabrikam.com and mail.contoso.com. The DNS suffix consists of the entire string that follows the first dot. For example, to configure SSO between mail.detroit.contoso.com and mail.cleveland.contoso.com, you would use the DNS suffix contoso.com.
Forms-based authentication in ISA Server 2006 can be used for publishing any Web server. One type of forms-based authentication is available in the TOE (Passcode form and Passcode/Password form have not been evaluated):
RADIUS is used to provide credentials validation. When ISA Server is acting as a RADIUS client, it sends user credentials and connection parameter information in the form of a RADIUS message to a RADIUS server. The RADIUS server authenticates the RADIUS client request, and sends back a RADIUS message response.Because RADIUS servers authorize client credentials in addition to authenticating them, the response that ISA Server receives from the RADIUS server indicating that the client credentials are not approved, might actually indicate that the RADIUS server does not authorize the client. Even if the credentials have been authenticated, ISA Server may reject the client request, based on the RADIUS server authorization policy.
In Basic delegation, credentials are forwarded in plaintext to the server that requires credentials. If authentication fails, ISA Server replaces the delegation with the authentication type used by the Web listener. If the server requires a different type of credentials, an ISA Server alert is triggered.
My suggestion: Fast User Switch to local system administrator for burning, this way you maintain the integrity of your server system and still get to save a measly $300 by not buying real client system and let server be server.
I also do not understand why MS thought not to include embeded disc burner in Windows Server 2008, like they did with Windows 7. I think that disc burner is more needed on Server OS, then on desktop computers.New nero should be working on Server 2008 too, at least Nero claim so.
Windows Small Business Server is technically not an 'edition' of the Windows Server operating system but rather a customized SKU of server technologies targeted specifically at small businesses. As such, the application servers are not merely bundled with the OS but are tightly integrated into the operating system. Since the release of SBS 2008, the same service packs as those for Windows Server or other server products can be used to update the OS.
Windows Small Business Server is available in Standard and Premium editions. Both editions are based on the Windows Server codebase and include Microsoft Exchange Server mail server, Internet Information Services (IIS) web server, Windows SharePoint Services for collaboration, Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 email client (not included in 2008), Routing and Remote Access Service (RRAS), Windows Server Update Services for update management across the network, and a Fax server. Up to SBS 2003, the Premium edition also included Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server and Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003. SBS 2008 Premium edition will not include ISA Server but will include a Windows Server 2008 license and SQL Server 2008 for running on a second server. Those upgrading to SBS 2008 Premium edition via Software Assurance will be compensated with a free license for the latest version of ISA Server. 
The version of Windows Server that is part of Small Business Server 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008, known as Windows Server 2008 for Windows Essential Server Solutions (WinWESS) (also known as Windows Server 2008 Standard FE) is available outside the product suite, supporting a maximum of 15 Client Access Licenses. 
Microsoft announced the two successors of the series during WPC 2010. Both will be based on Server 2008 R2. One is oriented to cloud services (codename "Aurora") and up to 25 users and the more direct successor of SBS 2008 (and only one to be able to be migrated from SBS 2008) will be SBS 7 expanding the initial CALs to 75 users. Both will come in standard and premium flavors.
Upon its release, Windows XP received critical acclaim, noting increased performance and stability (especially compared to Windows Me), a more intuitive user interface, improved hardware support, and expanded multimedia capabilities. Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 were succeeded by Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, released in 2007 and 2008, respectively.
A copy protection system known as Windows Product Activation was introduced with Windows XP and its server counterpart, Windows Server 2003. All Windows licenses must be tied to a unique ID generated using information from the computer hardware, transmitted either via the internet or a telephone hotline. If Windows is not activated within 30 days of installation, the OS will cease to function until it is activated. Windows also periodically verifies the hardware to check for changes. If significant hardware changes are detected, the activation is voided, and Windows must be re-activated.
While this ability was first introduced in Windows 2000 Service Pack 2, it had to be activated through the "register server" and was only available to administrator users, whereas Windows XP has it activated out of the box and also grants it to regular users.
In August 2006, Microsoft released updated installation media for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 SP2 (SP2b), in order to incorporate a patch requiring ActiveX controls in Internet Explorer to be manually activated before a user may interact with them. This was done so that the browser would not violate a patent owned by Eolas. Microsoft has since licensed the patent, and released a patch reverting the change in April 2008. In September 2007, another minor revision known as SP2c was released for XP Professional, extending the number of available product keys for the operating system to "support the continued availability of Windows XP Professional through the scheduled system builder channel end-of-life (EOL) date of January 31, 2009." 2b1af7f3a8