Hi there ...
Is there any way of scheduling the use of particular dial-up connections? Basically the problem is this - at home I have a 56K (spit) modem.
The other problem, the one I am asking for your collective help with is ... I dial another ISP number at weekends in order to take advantage of unmetered calls. Unfortunately, I see no way in ISA Server to attach a schedule to a dial-up entry. The help says it can't be done.
Is there a way around this, or am I pissing in the wind? It seems stupid to have the ability to define schedules, and then be able to assign them to everything *except* dial-up connections.
Would it be technically possible to write a program (preferably in ASP/VB/WSH, it's all I've done for a couple of years :-) to rename the dial-up connections around, or does NT not reference to them internally by name? (you know, like it uses S-329032etc with users and groups)
Grasping at straws I know ... heh ...
Also, has anyone tried setting up the SQL logging with MySQL (or any other ODBC-capable database) rather than SQL Server? I don't have the database designs as I'm still running the 120-day trial, so I can't try it. I don't want the ISA machine to be dependent on any other machine, as it's task in life is routing and security, but I'm sure as hell not installing SQL Server on it. MySQL is perfect - small, free and solid :-)
Many thanks for any insight you can give me. Also (I know this is turning into a monster post) but how well do you guys trust the security of ISA Server? At work I'm running it on a 2K SP1 box, hotfixed up to buggery, set up right (bandwidth priority 200 to my PC, 1 to every other sucker in the company :-) but at work it's an always-on connection. This worries me somewhat. Any thoughts? (before my boss goes out and buys a bloody 'off-the-shelf' 3com thing ... grrrrr)
PS. Is there any way to find out how much time you have left on the trial? (can't remember when I installed it on either server, but I know my home one will pack up first :-)
Right I'm done ... phew ... heh ... sorry ...