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Isa 2004 not prompting for passwords

By shawti77 ·
Isa 2004 not prompting for passwords
background info, we have ISA 2004 server and it is fairly locked down. In the past when we had Isa 2000 when a domain user would logon to the network they would only have access to a predetermined set of urls, if they requested a page that was not on the list they would be prompted for a username and password of an account that had full internet access. Since upgrading to 2004 it just blocks access to the requested site but never asks for a username and password. This is an important feature for us because we have groups of users that are required to logon with a generic username and password but a number of those users require full internet access so the only way they can do that currently is logoff the computer and logon with there own username and passwords. Any thoughts as to how we can get ISA 2004 to prompt for a username and password when someone tries to access a url that is not on our preconfigured list as opposed to just denying access. Thanks Tim

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by CG IT In reply to Isa 2004 not prompting fo ...

to configure this on ISA 2004, you would open up ISA management console, expand servers and arrays, right click on your ISA server name, choose properties. click on the outbound web requests tab, check the box, ask aunauthenticated users for identification.

one of the problems with ISA 2004 is its wizard driver unlike ISA 2000. So the user interface is a lot different than ISA 2000 which makes it a bit of a learning curve for those familiar with ISA 2000. here's a link to

about the best site for all things ISA [even better than Microsoft's site]. also has a Q&A section which comes in quite handy. We had trouble with publishing exchange 2003 on ISA 2004 and come to find out the publishing wizard didn't always publish everything necessary to make Exchange work.

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Thanks for your help. Although it does not actually fix my issue. My issue is that all my users with the exception of a "full access" intenet group only have access to certain predetermined websites. What happens when a regular user tries to access a site to which they don't have permission they are just denied in ISA 2004 whereas ISA 2000 would prompt them for a username and password which would allow them to enter credentials of an account with "full access" priveleges. Any other thoughts?

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