Blocking MSN Messenger from ISA 2000 Server – Part II

Continuing from my previous post, I found another easy-cheeky way to block MSN Messenger from ISA 2000 Server in Cached Mode or Integrated Mode. All you have to do is create a Site and Content Rule to block the *.msgr.hotmail.com destination set.


Procedure


1. Create a new destination set for “*.msgr.hotmail.com“. To create a destination set, follow the procedure;


To create a destination set – 



  • Click Start, point to Programs, point to Microsoft ISA Server, and then click ISA Management
  • In the console tree of ISA Management, right-click Destination Sets, point to New, and then click Set.

    • For array policy destination sets, where?
      Internet Security and Acceleration Server > Servers and Arrays > Name  > Policy Elements > Destination Sets

    • For enterprise policy destination sets, where?
      Internet Security and Acceleration Server > Enterprise > Policy Elements > Destination Sets.

  • In Name, type a name for the destination set such as “Block MSN”. 
  • (Optional) In Description, type a description for the destination set. 
  • Click Add and Click Destination and type “*.msgr.hotmail.com“.

2. Create a Site and content rule using the “Block MSN” destination set to deny “*.msgr.hotmail.com“. 


To create a site and content rule –  



  • In the console tree of ISA Management, right-click Site and Content Rules, point to New, and then click Rule.

    • For array policy, where?
      Internet Security and Acceleration Server > Servers and Arrays > Name  > Access Policy > Site and Content Rules

    • For enterprise policy, where?
      Internet Security and Acceleration Server > Enterprise > Policies > Enterprise Policy  > Site and Content Rules

  • Type the name of the rule “Block MSN Messenger”
  • Click the deny radio button and then click next.
  • Click the Deny access based on destination radio button then click next.
  • Select Specified destination set.
  • Now select “Block MSN” destination set that is created earlier.
  • Click Next and Finish.

You have successfully created “Block MSN Messenger” site and content rule using “Block MSN” destination set that will deny access to “*.msgr.hotmail.com“. Restart ‘Microsoft ISA Server Control’ service to test and let me know if that works or if that doesn’t.

3 thoughts on “Blocking MSN Messenger from ISA 2000 Server – Part II

  1. My daughter is currently embarked on a battle of wills with me regarding MSN. Despite having blocked all MSN traffic, domains etc., after 9PM she was still spending an awful lot of time with her PC.
    Turned out that she had found http://www.meebo.com which is is a messaging portal that would appear to act as a proxy and therefore bypass all my rules.
    Guess what domain just got blocked 🙂
    Jeff

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