[Last Call] Learn about multicloud storage options and how to improve your company's cloud strategy. Register Now


Remote Web Workplace cannot conntect to Server or Workstations..

Posted on 2006-11-29
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2010-04-19
If I login into the Remote web workspace, I can go to my Outlook Web Access..  but I cannot connect to server desktops or client desktops...

I do have port 4125 open..

I can do a TS session into the server (same that has the RWW) and from there do a RD connection to itself (strangely enough) or to the client.. so I know the user rights are OK...

What else could be blocking it..

Get the Remote connection unavailable...bla bla.. contact your administrator (me)....
Question by:911bob
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 7
  • 5

Expert Comment

ID: 18041576
"Remote connection unavailable" means that the route does not exist.  Would you mind posting an IPCONFIG /ALL from your server?

Author Comment

ID: 18044339

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator.BSSI-SBS>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

   Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : DELL1400
   Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . : BSSI-SBS.local
   Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
   IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
   WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
   DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : BSSI-SBS.local

Ethernet adapter Server Local Area Connection:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100 Network Connection
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-B0-D0-FC-1E-85
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
   DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
   Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . :

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator.BSSI-SBS>


Expert Comment

ID: 18045358
Double-check that 4125 is tunneled to, and also add port 444 as well.
What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.


Author Comment

ID: 18045650

Yes both 4125 & 444 are open and Redirected to

Expert Comment

ID: 18045795
Try rerunning the Configure Email and Internet Connection Wizard in the server management console and make sure you select to change the firewall configuration and allow RWW.

Author Comment

ID: 18046585
I can log into RWW.. and then see my e-mail in OWA...

what I cannot do is to "Connect to Server Desktop" or "Connect to Client Desktop"

There is not firewall.. One NIC, external firewall.. that has the ports open

Expert Comment

ID: 18047319
If you don't want to entertain my suggestion then you can try a port scan from an external source and verify that 4125 and/or 444 are not reaching their destination.

No further comments.  Good luck.

Author Comment

ID: 18050265
for 444 I rach a service, but for 4125 I am not reaching a service..

I tried internally and it does work.. so the issue must be in the pix, not the SBS...not passing it.

I will start another question there to see what is wrong with the configuration...
the commands are the same for 444 that is ope, and 3389 that is open.. but not for 4125.. so it is a bit odd.

I will award points after I get working.. to verify it is the PIX,  which will probably be in a day or 2...

Accepted Solution

manicsquirrel earned 750 total points
ID: 18051402
Sorry, I didn't realize you had a pix or I would have pointed my finger at that in the first place.  You aren't the only one.  Last week another poster had the exact same setup as you and the exact same problem caused by a pix config.

Just for grins, post your pix config here and let me have a look.  It has been a long, long time since I set one up but something may ring a bell.  Are you using the console commands or the pdm?

Author Comment

ID: 18080508
Doing some more digging....

Under the server management console, If I go to Client COmputers.. and then highlight a computer, and click on Setup Client COmputer.. I get a message that "Windows cannot find 'scw'"... I have done a seach for scw and it appears it is MS Security Configuration Wizzard... but that it is not used on SBS2003.. so why it it asking for it ??

Sorry for the diversion... but it seems as I dig deeper more odd questions come up.

All this and my main goal is to be able to access client computers going thorough RWW...

Author Comment

ID: 18174704
Problem was the firewall at the remote location...

Working Fine now.

Featured Post


Modern healthcare requires a modern cloud. View this brief video to understand how the Concerto Cloud for Healthcare can help your organization.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I’m often asked about newer and larger USB drives connected to SBS2008 and 2011 failing Windows Server Backup vs the older USB drives not failing. As disk space continues to grow and drive technology change SBS2008 and some SBS2011 end up with the f…
A quick step-by-step overview of installing and configuring Carbonite Server Backup.
Are you ready to place your question in front of subject-matter experts for more timely responses? With the release of Priority Question, Premium Members, Team Accounts and Qualified Experts can now identify the emergent level of their issue, signal…
Is your data getting by on basic protection measures? In today’s climate of debilitating malware and ransomware—like WannaCry—that may not be enough. You need to establish more than basics, like a recovery plan that protects both data and endpoints.…
Suggested Courses

650 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question