Best Practices

  • Make use of the FPC object for scripting the export of ISA configuration for documentation purposes.

  • Have documentation reviewed and approved by other stakeholders in the organization to make sure that it meets their needs as well, and to simply get input from another source. For technical procedures, the document also must be tested and walked through.

  • Consolidate and centralize documentation for the organization.

  • Document the company's policies and procedures for security and maintenance.

  • Create well thought-out and professional planning and design documentation to avoid costly mistakes in the implementation or migration process, such as buying too many server licenses or purchasing too many servers.

  • Baseline and document the state of an ISA Server 2004 so that any changes in its performance can be identified at a later date.

  • Use tools such as Microsoft Project to facilitate the creation of project plans, enable the assignment of one or more resources per task, and the assignment of durations and links to key predecessors.

  • Create disaster recovery documentation that includes step-by-step procedures for rebuilding each ISA server to minimize downtime and administration.

  • Document daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly maintenance tasks to ensure the health of the ISA environment.

  • Use documentation to facilitate training.

  • Document business and technical policies for the organization.

    Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration ISA Server 2004 Unleashed
    Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2004 Unleashed
    ISBN: 067232718X
    EAN: 2147483647
    Year: 2005
    Pages: 216
    Authors: Michael Noel

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