Publishing a single server or load balancer

One of the options available in publishing scenarios is the option to publish a single Web server, or a farm of servers that is behind a load balancing device. This is the correct option to select when publishing a single Web server.

Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2006 treats a farm of servers behind a load balancing device as if it were a single server. Though this option is available for load balanced farms, we recommend that you use the ISA Server farm publishing feature, rather than a load balancing device. ISA Server publishing for server farms provides improved client affinity, which can be configured to operate using a cookie, rather than depending on the client IP address. This is a distinct advantage in a situation where a device between the load balancing device and ISA Server, such as a NAT device, hides the client IP address.

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