Configuring Host-Header Forwarding with ISA Server 2004

To configure your servers for host-header forwarding, you need:

  1. One or more servers running Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services.
  2. A device to act as a reverse proxy server, such as a computer running Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2004.
  3. A public Domain Name System (DNS) server.

 Important    The following configuration steps assume that you are using Windows SharePoint Services, Service Pack 1 or later.

The process of configuring host-header forwarding consists of the following steps:

  1. Install and configure your server farm to run Windows SharePoint Services.
  2. Create a new public DNS entry to map your public fully qualified domain name (FQDN) to the IP address you will use on the public interface of your reverse proxy server.
  3. Configure the network interfaces on the proxy server to respond to the appropriate IP addresses.
  4. Configure the proxy server/firewall to allow Windows SharePoint Services to make connections to the Internet when necessary.
  5. Edit your Web.config file to allow Windows SharePoint Services to make connections through the proxy server to the Internet when necessary.
  6. Configure the proxy server to listen for requests on IP addresses.
  7. Configure the proxy server to publish Windows SharePoint Services.
 
 
Applies to:
Deployment Center 2003