How to create an access rule for Microsoft Update sites in MS ISA


 

  • Open the ISA Management console.
  • In the left pane, right-click Firewall Policy, click New, and then click Access Rule.
  • In the Name field, type Windows Update, and then click Next.
  • Click Allow, and then click Next.
  • In the This rule applies to list, click Selected Protocols.
  • Click Add.
  • In the Add Protocols dialog box, expand Web.
  • Click HTTP, and then click Add.
  • Click HTTPS, and then click Add.
  • Click Close, and then click Next.
  • In the Access Rule Sources dialog box, click Add.
  • In the Add Network Entities dialog box, expand Networks.
  • Click Internal, and then click Add.
  • Click the network object for each network that requires access to Windows Update, and then click Add.
  • Click Close, and then click Next.
  • In the Access Rule Destinations window, click Add.
  • In the Add Network Entities window menu bar, click New, and then click URL Set.
  • In the New URL Set Rule Element window, in the Name field, type Microsoft Windows Update.
  • Click New.
  • In the URLs included in this set list, change the new entry to type url mentioned here. repeat this to add all the urls, then click ok.
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    http://download.windowsupdate.com

    https://*.windowsupdate.microsoft.com

    http://*.windowsupdate.microsoft.com

    http://*.update.microsoft.com

    http://*.download.windowsupdate.com

    http://update.microsoft.com

    http://*.windowsupdate.com

    http://download.microsoft.com

    http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com

    http://ntservicepack.microsoft.com

    http://wustat.windows.com

    https://*.update.microsoft.com

    https://update.microsoft.com

  • In the Add Network Entities window, in the URL Sets section, click Windows Update, click Add, and then click Close.
  • Click Next two times, and then click Finish.
  • In the top part of the middle pane, click Apply.
    In the top part of the middle pane, Apply and Discard buttons appear.
  • Click Apply.
  • When a “Changes to the configuration were successfully applied” message appears in the Apply New Configuration dialog box, click OK.
  • About Raihan Al-Beruni

    My Name is Raihan Al-Beruni. I am working as an Infrastructure Architect in Data Center Technologies in Perth, Western Australia. I have been working on Microsoft technologies for more than 15 years. Other than Microsoft technologies I also work on Citrix validated solution and VMware data center virtualization technologies. I have a Masters degree in E-Commerce. I am certified in Microsoft, VMware, ITIL and EMC. My core focus is on cloud technologies. In my blog I share my knowledge and experience to enrich information technology community as a whole. I hope my contribution through this blog will help someone who wants more information on data center technologies.
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