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Bandwidth Splitter v.1.20 beta for ISA Server 2000/2004/2006

PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:35 pm
by Evgeny

BNTC Software would like to announce the release of Bandwidth Splitter v1.20 beta for ISA Server.

This version introduces support of ISA Server arrays having more than 1 node.

Note that this version is marked as beta. This means that:

  • It is not fully tested yet, and it is not recommended to install it on production servers.
  • It has incomplete functionality. Traffic quotas are disabled in this version and can't be used yet. However shaping and monitoring are already implemented.
  • Performance is not fully optimized yet.
  • Your feedback is very welcome.
You need to install Bandwidth Splitter on every server of ISA Server array. If you use dedicated Configuration Storage Server, you don't need to install Bandwidth Splitter on it. However you can install Bandwidth Splitter remote administration add-on on it.

This version also works with Standard Editions of ISA Server and with Enterprise Editions having single server in array. Traffic quotas will work in this case.

Except of introducing array support, this version contains the following fixes and changes:

Changes common to Bandwidth Splitter versions for both ISA Server 2000 and ISA Server 2004/2006:

  • Users will not see any more "Not licensed" error pages when number of licensed clients exceeds allowed value. Instead, traffic of such users just will not be filtered by Bandwidth Splitter. Reports of such events are posted to Event Log.
  • You can't change database settings any more. Using of SQL Server databases is not supported since this version. Upgrade to new version will not be possible if you have changed default database settings.
Changes specific to Bandwidth Splitter for ISA Server 2000:
  • Some UDP connections that use 'connect' method through Firewall Client software could fail. Found workaround that fixes this problem.
Changes specific to Bandwidth Splitter for ISA Server 2004/2006:
  • When VPN or Dial-Up connection was made from ISA Server computer, new assigned local address wasn't detected by Bandwidth Splitter. This caused Bandwidth Splitter rules to not apply to some connections going through this VPN/Dial-Up connection. Fixed.
  • Fixed bug in processing of VPN clients sessions which sometimes could cause Firewall service to crash.
  • There was a problem when importing Bandwidth Splitter configuration in non-English versions of ISA Server 2004/2006. You could see "Unknown rule element type" errors. Fixed.
  • After server reboots you could see errors in Event Log saying Bandwidth Splitter service has not started in time. This could happen if Bandwidth Splitter required long time to initialize. Fixed.

You can download this version from our site:

If you want to try this version of Bandwidth Splitter with more than 10 users, please let us know (via email).

Your comments and questions are welcome.

Best regards,
BNTC Software

PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 5:48 pm
by Evgeny
Bandwidth Splitter v.1.21 for ISA Server 2000/2004/2006 released.