Answer Engadget: The Life-Changing NAS-type Device

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    Richard Norman

    One question... I do a lot of testing of the Microsoft products and so on. One of the "unusual" things I have is a ISA firewall and a Domain. Now I understand the home server can't be part of the domain, but what about working with ISA?

    Last I heard ISA is a strict NAT routing firewall so even things like XBox Live has issues (it does let me connect out, but I can't host in a lot of scenarios). So what about the Home Server? I use ISA's VPN capability most of the time, but are there any rules regarding what ports should be open? How well does something like Home Server operate in this environment?

    I have a DFS setup between a storage server and my DC that I would like to migrate to Home Server setup in a new box that is less power hungry.

    Sorry to be so technical, but I was not sure where to start on this.

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    Richard Norman

    One question... I do a lot of testing of the Microsoft products and so on. One of the "unusual" things I have is a ISA firewall and a Domain. Now I understand the home server can't be part of the domain, but what about working with ISA?

    Last I heard ISA is a strict NAT routing firewall so even things like XBox Live has issues (it does let me connect out, but I can't host in a lot of scenarios). So what about the Home Server? I use ISA's VPN capability most of the time, but are there any rules regarding what ports should be open? How well does something like Home Server operate in this environment?

    I have a DFS setup between a storage server and my DC that I would like to migrate to Home Server setup in a new box that is less power hungry.

    Sorry to be so technical, but I was not sure where to start on this.

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    Kamal

    What would be another killer app for the WHS is a full blown automation and monitoring add-in! I can't wait to get mine!

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    Kamal

    What would be another killer app for the WHS is a full blown automation and monitoring add-in! I can't wait to get mine!

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