Forefront TMG uses Active Directory (AD) Marker for automatic detection of the location of Forefront TMG. The TmgAdConfig tool is an autodiscovery tool which configures Active Directory with a marker key that points to the Forefront TMG computer. This key is used by the Forefront TMG Client to locate and connect to the Forefront TMG computer.
|AD Marker is not supported in a workgroup deployment. If your computer is not a member of a domain, either add it to a domain or use the legacy detection methods by unchecking the Use Active Directory (recommended) check box in the Forefront TMG Client‘s advanced settings.|
To run the AD Marker tool for automatic detection
To store the marker key in Active Directory, at the command prompt, type: TmgAdConfig.exe add -default -type winsock -url <service-url> [-f] where:
- The service-url entry should be in the format
http://<TMG Server Name>:8080/wspad.dat.
The following parameters can be used in the commands:
- To delete a key from Active Directory, at a
command line prompt, type:TmgAdConfig.exe del -default -type
- To configure the Active Directory marker for
a specific site, use the –site command line parameter.
- For a complete list of options, type
- For detailed usage information, type
TmgAdConfig.exe <command> -help
- The service-url entry should be in the format http://<TMG Server Name>:8080/wspad.dat.
The TmgAdConfig tool creates the following registry key in Active Directory: LDAP://Configuration/Services/Internet Gateway("Container") /Winsock Proxy("ServiceConnectionPoint")
The key’s server binding information will be set to <service-url>. This key will be retrieved by the Forefront TMG Client and will be used to download the wspad configuration file.
ConceptsConfiguring automatic detection
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