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The domain name cannot include wildcard characters when link translation is enabled

Updated: February 1, 2011

Applies To: Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG)

Cause

Web pages that include translated links may potentially pose a security threat. To minimize this risk, domain names including wildcard characters are not allowed when link translation is enabled. For example, *.microsoft.com is not permitted.

Solution

Do any of the following:

  • Disable link translation on the Link Translation tab of the Web publishing rule properties.

  • In the Public Name tab, specify each Web site to which the rule will apply, rather than using a wildcard. For example, use www.microsoft.com and mail.microsoft.com, not *.microsoft.com.

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