Creating a Destination Set

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A destination set is used to categorize incoming requests so that the reverse proxy server or firewall can then apply rules to that request. You create a destination set for the public FQDN of your SharePoint sites so that you can later use it in a Web publishing rule to publish your SharePoint sites.

Create a destination set for SharePoint sites

  1. Click Start , point to Programs , point to Microsoft ISA Server , and then click ISA Management .

  2. In the left pane, click the plus sign next to Servers and Arrays , click the plus sign next to your server name, and then click the plus sign next to Policy Elements .

  3. Right-click Destination Sets , point to New , and then click Set .

  4. In the Name box, type a name for this destination set, such as Windows SharePoint Services Internet-facing sites .

  5. Click Add .

  6. In the Destination box, type the host name that clients will use to access your site, such as

  7. Click OK to close the Add/Edit Destination dialog box.

  8. Click OK to close the New Destination Set dialog box.

Note: If you are running Windows SharePoint Services in a multiple host name deployment (scalable hosting mode), you will need to create additional destinations within the destination set for all of your host name sites. You can do this by repeating steps 5 - 7 for each host name (,, etc.). Alternatively, in step 6, you can simply create a single wildcard destination set (*