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How to change default home page for Remote Web Workplace, Outlook Web Access etc

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I have RWW enabled for my server.  This comes with defaults for

-  name of web home page (ipadress/remote, ipaddress/owa, etc.)
-  each home page content is the standard remote page including name of company

Isnt this just advertising the fact that I have SBS2003 sitting behind this public IP address AND telling hackers what my company name is?

Can I make this more secure, so its not obviously a RWW front end... i.e. how do I

-  change the name of the web pages e.g. from "remote" to "uWontGuessThis"
-  change the content of the logon web pages to remove all the identifying content i.e. simplify it to just a username and password prompt - or have an almost blank web page that you have to click through to get to the proper, branded, login page.


OR do people feel that this isnt worth the effort and that standard firewall settings should be enough?  (Though that wont hide the company name on the logon page.)


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Potts2002
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Standard firewall settings should be enough. That being said, first backup your IIS server. Under the IIS managment window, under "web pages"/"default web page", find "remote" and right click on it. Open the properties, and under the first tab, "Virtual directory" change the application name to "uwontguessthis," hit ok, and restart the IIS server, it should change the webpage from \\servername\remote to \\srevername\uqontguessthis. Then, open "c:\Inetpub\wwwroot" and look for the html files you want to change. I beleive they will be under the c:\Inetpub\wwwroot\remote" directory, but I am not sure. I can only suggest that you back up all this jazz before you play, though. Post again if you have any questions.
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That sounds like just the ticket!

I'll trial the web page rename on my test server.

I looked in the \Remote directory.  The files are .aspx rather than .html, and this would require rather more coding than I'm familiar with!  I'll probably just stick with renaming the web page and relying on that so that hackers wont get to the page.  In which case the branding on the page becomes less of an issue.

Thanks for the quick reply.

Potts2002
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