You cannot specify a path statement that ends in a wildcard character when you create a Web publishing rule in ISA Server 2004

In Microsoft ISA Server 2000, you can use the wildcard character at the end of a path statement for a Web Publishing Rule.

For example, the path statement folder* can indicate all the following paths in ISA Server 2000:

In ISA 2004, you have to add a /* to use the wildcard character, but it doesn’t provide the same functionality.

KB article indicates that there is a hotfix available for this problem. You might think that the hotfix pack at would fix this problem, but it won’t, because the fix is in the msfpccom and msfpcsnp.dll files.

For more information on this problem, check out the KB article at:



Thomas W Shinder, M.D.




MVP — ISA Firewalls


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