Simplify Forefront TMG Migration By Web Chaining To An Upstream Proxy

Posted January 12, 2016

Microsoft Forefront TMG’s web filtering capabilities officially ended on 31 December 2015. However, a large portion of Forefront TMG users have not migrated to an alternative platform or are struggling to complete their migration.  This article will describe how to use Forefront TMG’s web chaining feature to use an upstream

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Finding a Forefront TMG replacement is more urgent than you thought

Posted December 16, 2015

Microsoft just announced some Further details and guidance regarding discontinuation of TMG Web Protection Services, and it contains some potentially alarming information for those continuing to use Forefront TMG as their network’s web protection system. As you no doubt know, Microsoft announced Forefront TMG’s end of life in September 2012,

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How To Secure Fastvue TMG Reporter for Private Report Sharing

Posted May 5, 2015

The new Private Reports feature in Fastvue Reporter (Sophos Reporter 2.0 or TMG Reporter 3.0) enables you to share reports with people in your organization securely, without giving them access to the rest of Fastvue Reporter, or other reports or data. There is just a little bit of setup required

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Fastvue TMG Reporter v3.0 Out Now!

Posted May 5, 2015

Finally! Fastvue TMG Reporter v3.0 is now available! Thank you to all beta testers that helped iron out all the issues over the past few months! New Features: Fastvue Site Clean (Patent Pending) Of all the new features in TMG Reporter v3.0 we’re most excited about Site Clean. Site Clean

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How to Fix Web Application Proxy and AD FS Certificate Issues (Error Code 0x8007520C)

Posted February 21, 2015

I recently moved my lab environment from one storage to another, and after moving the files and re-configuring the Hyper-V VMs, I received the following error from my Web Application Proxy (WAP): The operation stopped due to an unknown general error. Error code 0x8007520c For some reason I was unable

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Fastvue TMG Reporter 3.0 Beta Now Available

Posted February 12, 2015

I’m excited to announce that Fastvue TMG Reporter 3.0 Beta is now available to test out! New Features in Fastvue TMG Reporter 3.0 Fastvue Site Clean. Private Report Sharing (including Scheduled Private Reports). Activity Report Gantt Bars Active Directory Security Group Filtering Filter by Firewall Server Name or Firewall Server

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Updated Exchange 2013 Forms Based Authentication Templates for TMG

Posted October 7, 2014


It’s been a year since I created the Exchange 2013 Forms based authentication templates for Forefront TMG. When they were released, only the main login and logout forms were reworked in the Exchange 2013 style, and I received many requests to extend this to other forms, such as the Change Password

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Understanding Hyper-V Dynamic Memory (Dynamic RAM)

Posted August 28, 2014


Running resource intensive applications on a virtual machine is a great way to ensure they do not consume more compute resource than is necessary, and the same physical machine can be used to run multiple discrete workloads. A great example of this is generating reports in TMG Reporter, Sophos Reporter or WebSpy Vantage. The reporting

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Forefront TMG HTTPS Inspection Issues with SHA256 / CNG Certificates

Posted May 6, 2014

I’d like to share an important issue I discovered recently that many Forefront TMG administrators may be experiencing. The problem affects accessing popular HTTPS websites when the Forefront TMG HTTPS Inspection feature is enabled. As you may know, many public websites were affected by the recent Heartbleed vulnerability. Fortunately, Heartbleed  had

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How to Enable and Disable SSL / TLS Versions on Forefront TMG

Posted May 5, 2014

In my previous article What everyone should know about HTTPS, SSL, TLS and Certificates, I covered the basics of cryptography protocols and I touched lightly on the point that SSL and TLS are generally interchangeable terms referring to the same thing. In this article I will go a little deeper into

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