Configuring remote management of the IAG virtual machine

Updated: February 10, 2010

Applies To: Intelligent Application Gateway (IAG)

You may want to administer IAG from another computer. Remote administration can be performed by using Terminal Services Remote Desktop in order to create a Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) connection to the IAG virtual machine. IAG is configured by default to allow a single concurrent Remote Desktop Connection. To configure remote management by using RDP, you need to install an RDP client on the computer to be used for remote management, enable Remote Desktop on the appliance, and modify ISA Server access rules in order to allow RDP access. Complete the following procedures in order to configure RDP access to the virtual machine.

To configure RDP access to the virtual machine

  • On the computer you want to use for remote management, check that Remote Desktop is installed.

    On computers running Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP, Remote Desktop is installed by default. If it is not installed, run Windows Setup, and add it as an additional component. For computers running other operating systems, to download the Remote Desktop Connection software, see Results for - "RDP client" ( at the Microsoft Download Center, and then select your operating system from the list of results.

To allow remote connections on the virtual machine

  1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click System.

  2. On the System Properties page, on the Remote tab, select Enable Remote Desktop on this computer.

ISA Server has a predefined computer set that specifies all of the computers allowed to remotely manage the appliance. This predefined computer set is used in a number of system policy rules in ISA Server. These rules allow access to and from the appliance running ISA Server. To set up remote access, you must add the computer you want to use for remote management to this set, as described in the following procedure.

To set remote access to ISA Server

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

  2. Expand Microsoft Internet Security and Accelerating Server 2006, expand Server Name, and then click Firewall Policy.

  3. On the Toolbox tab, click Network Objects.

  4. Expand Computer Sets, and then double-click Remote Management Computers.

  5. On the Remote Management Computers Properties dialog box, click Add, and then select Computer.

  6. On the New Computer Rule Element dialog box, type the name of the computer, in Computer IP Address, enter the IP address of the remote computer, and then in the Description box, provide an optional description. On the New Computer Rule Element dialog box, click OK.

  7. On the Remote Management Computers Properties dialog box, click OK.

  8. On the Apply Changes bar, click the Apply button, and then on the Saving Configuration Changes dialog box, click OK.