Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2000

Managing Collections

A collection is an object that holds many individual objects of the same type. Usually, the name of the collection will be the plural of the name of the individual object types within the collection; for example, the FPCListenEntries collection holds FPCListenEntry objects.

Collections allow you to quickly assign settings to multiple objects of the same type with a script. For example, a collection is used to hold the entries in the ISA Local Address Table (LAT), in the form of FPCLATEntry objects. You can easily populate or export the LAT table with a simple script. See Collection Methods and Properties, for specific method and property information.

ISA administration object collections do not support nested For Each loops on the same collection object. For example, the following nested loops will not work because both loops operate on the same collection object:

For Each Rule1 in Array.ArrayPolicy.SiteAndContentRules
	For Each Rule2 in Array.ArrayPolicy.SiteAndContentRules
		MsgBox Rule1.Name & Rule2.Name

The following pair of nested For Each loops will work because each loop applies to a different collection object:

For Each Array in Arrays
	For Each Rule in Array.ArrayPolicy.SiteAndContentRules
		MsgBox Rule.Name