In the console tree of ISA Server Management, click the
ISA Server computer name:
Expand Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration
Server 2006, and then click
On the Tasks tab, click Export ISA Server
Configuration to a File.
In Save in, specify the folder in which the export file
will be saved.
In File name, type a name for the exported file.
To export confidential information, such as user passwords and
certificates, click Export confidential information. This
information will be encrypted during the export process.
To export user permissions, click Export user permission
If you selected to export confidential information, specify the
password that will be used during importing to decrypt the
To open ISA Server Management, click Start, point to
All Programs, point to Microsoft ISA Server, and then
click ISA Server Management.
The system policy rules are not exported when you export the
firewall policy. To export the system policy, from the Firewall
Policy node, select the Export System Policy task.
You only have to specify a password when exporting confidential
Specify a strong password, to ensure proper protection of
encrypted information. A password is considered strong if it
provides an effective defense against unauthorized access. A strong
password does not contain all or part of the user account name. It
contains at least three of the four following categories of
characters: uppercase characters, lowercase characters, base 10
digits, and symbols found on the keyboard (such as !, @, and
When you select Export confidential information,
configuration data that should remain confidential is exported.
User credential passwords used in your ISA Server
configuration. For example, in logging to a computer running SQL
Server, running a program as a result of an alert, or L2TP remote
RADIUS shared secret.
VPN preshared IPsec key.
When you select Export user permission settings, the
permissions on the ISA Server Management configuration are
exported. Typically, you would select this if you want to replicate
an existing configuration inside the same organization.