Manually installing the ISA firewall client.
In this tutorial I will be showing you how to install a Firewall client using both UNC Name and a URL.
Installing the ISA firewall client using a UNC (universal naming convention) name.
In the run box type the UNC text displayed in the box above, starting with the name of the ISA server and the folder shared by default is mspclnt and this is followed by the setup.exe. Now click OK.
This is the next screen displayed, click next.
This screen appears and allows you to specify the path where to install the client.
Click finish and the client installation is then finished. You might need to restart your computer.
There are quite a few ways to do this I will only cover the one that I recommend.
IIS will install I will assume that you have it running and that it is fully functional.
2. Now copy the contents of \\isaservername\mspclnt\ onto a directory stored on the IIS machine i.e. to your C:\mspclnt. Assign the appropriate permissions to that directory so that it is accessible by the users you want it to be accessible to. You can also right click the directory and select web sharing.
4. Right click on the mspclnt directory and select properties.
This screen should appear now click create
Make sure your settings are as above and click Apply.
A page as shown above will be displayed when you type in the URL provided the entire configuration is as above.
Summary: In any environment it is important to have a central location from where you can install your ISA firewall clients from. Most machines have a browser and that is why it is beneficial that a URL is used. The run command will be useful in a small environment