From: Fairfax, VA , USA
I have a small LAN with W2K clients only all in an active directory environment. Should I use Secure NAT by just poing them to the ISA internal NIC or install the firewall client on each machine? What's the benefit of the FW client? I don't seem to have any problems using just the secure NAT in my testing so far.
From: Washington, DC, USA
If your clients are all Windows clients, I would configure them with the firewall client as it simplifies the use of protocols other than HPPT & FTP, should they be needed. As I recall, streaming video is the prime example.
You will still want to configure the browser to use the ISA Server, regardless of which way you choose to go.
If you're using laptops, the firewall client simplifies configuration changes between being on the network using the firewall and being off the network and needing to dial-up the Internet.