Although they are announcing on their website that such software is easy to deploy, but when you get into real situation, this is really wrong. From the past 4 days, I assure that you can name Microsoft as a Service Pack company. This is sure true, and let's see why is that:
1- My system consists of 4 servers, a domain controller server, internet gate, development server, and a server for backup.
2- the domain controller server will contain Windows 2008, when I installed it I found it Windows Server 2008 With Service Pack1 (1)
3- domain controller setup goes easy, nothing hard.
4- the internet gateway will consist of Windows Server 2008, ISA Server 2006 for protection and internet control.
5- Some hours were wasted until I discovered the FACT that ISA Server 2006 will not work with Windows 2008. the ForeFront is the new generation of ISA.
6- ForeFront requires SQL2005 with Service Pack 2 (2), IIS 7, GMPC with Service Pack 1 (3), Windows Update Service (WSUS) with Service Pack 1 (4), .NET 1.1 with Service Pack 1 (5), .NET 3.0.
7- To install SQL 2005 (which fails in setup), you have first to install .NET 3.5 Service Pack 1 which fixes some issues in Windows.
8- After installing ForeFront, we have to install ForeFront Service Pack 1 in order to work !!!! I didn't reach this step yet.
How Do you Feel !!!! BAD