I just recently started working with ISA on top of Windows Server Starndard 2003 at my new job, so my question is this:
how to work with the logs in ISA 2006 Standard Edition?
I tried copy+paste of the mdf files but it wont let me transfer them and I dont want to install SQL (though i will if someone explains if its absolutely necessary). In ISA 2000 we could just pull the LOG file and export it to SQL Server and work there. Is this method still possible in some form in isa 2006??
Thank you for your post Gwen. I currently just started working with ISA 2006 so I dont know what other tools there are to monitor it . However, my question was about pulling the logs out of the ISA and work with them on another computer. Have you worked with other tools, and if so can you recommend me some?
You didn't mention the size of your organization, but I have a hunch it is a midsize company. Essentials 2007 not only would help you manage your ISA server, but up to 30 other servers and up to 500 client systems from a single unified console. You can get hardware inventories, manage software updates, push out complete applications, monitor network devices all from a single interface.
Just wanted to let you know that there is a new Essentials 2007 VHD available. It's a 30-day full feature demo that you can join to your existing domain. That way you can look at clients and servers you already are using and see whether it fits your needs.