As Beta tester I tried the public beta of windows longhorn beta3 microsoft released a few days ago. I want to install ISA Server 2006 on longhorn , the setup runs smoothly , but when I finished the firewall services are not installed. When I try in custom setup to install ISA Server services I get the message that it is not supported under this operating system. So at this moment it will not run on longhorn. Do you think it has something to do because it's still a beta and it will be fixed in next release? or is there another reason.?
But I already found it on the microsoft site that longhorn not supporting ISA server 2006. But I'm wondering if it will be working in the final release of longhorn or in the next version of ISA server . I can't imagine that when the final release of longhorn is coming out ISA Server is not running on it. They don't say anytihing if it will be working on a a final release from iSA Server or Longhorn, do you know something about that ?
The main advantage I see right now is the great increase in non-paged pool memory, which will greatly enhance it's ability to withstand DoS attacks. In fact, on Longhorn, I suspect that the ISA Firewall will be more resistant to DoS attacks than any other firewall on the market.
In addition, there are some significant performance enhancements in the Longhorn TCP/IP stack, which will make the ISA Firewall a multi GB firewall. Right now, on Win2003, it's limited to around 1.5Gbps.