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By ask_anurag ·
Hi,

I have windows 2000 advanced server with active directory installed and also 30 Windows 2000 professional clients.I heard that if I installed the Symantec web security then I can restrict my users not to use internet and they have to take permission to access internet and opening even mail accounts.
But how I configure in Windows 2000 server and the also in the client.

Regards.

Anurag.

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by peeyush_maurya In reply to Regarding Symantec Web Se ...

hey anurag,

i suggest for linux server with squid proxy configured for authentication.......its hardly a 10 min work to configure squid.....

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by ask_anurag In reply to Regarding Symantec Web Se ...

Well thanx for your reply.But it is very difficult to change the OS and whole configuration.So could you tell me how to configure on windows 2000 server not on linux.

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by erikdr In reply to Regarding Symantec Web Se ...

Basically Web Security (at least the part you're interested in) works just like MS ISA, MS Proxy server etc: as a forward proxy.
Several sets of measures are needed to make this work.
1) Configure Web Security in such a way that there is no default Internet connection from the users desktops. Probably the Symantec standard settings; technically we talk about NAT, firewall, port filter etc.
2) Configure the PC's IE settings to use the Symantec box as a proxy.
3) In the proxy, probably you can have the users pre-authenticate with their Active Directory account but maybe you need a small Symantec client for that on each desktop. Without the client, users might have to type userid/password again.
4) Also in the proxy, you configure what each user (or group) is allowed to and what not. E.g. sites, hotmail yes/no, maybe even content filtering on certain URL's or types of (offensive...) content.

At your service,

<Erik> - The Netherlands

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