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Publish website in ISA 2000, IIS6.0

I have a website published in IIS 6.0.  Users in my domain internal network (botec.bw) can view the website using the url: www.botec.bw , but users on the internet get the "under construction page" when they try to vist the website using the url: www.botec.bw.
The internal network sits behind a Microsft ISA 2000 firewall which acts as a web proxy and does caching. The webserver and the ISA server run Windows Server 2003 Standard edition.
Please help with where to check. I am willing to provide more information.
We experience the same problem with Outlook Web Access.
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kaushalgogariCommented:
I hope the following links may help you to resolve the issue:

Publishing Exchange 2000 Outlook Web Access with ISA Server: http://www.isaserver.org/tutorials/Publishing_Exchange_2000_Outlook_Web_Access_with_ISA_Server.html

Publishing Exchange 2003 Outlook Web Access (OWA) with ISA Server 2000: http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/pubowa2003toc.html
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Keith AlabasterCommented:
Please do not post answers if you cannot even read the question first - no offence but it causes real problems.

Jomo - what is the default page that you are trying to publish called? The default page on a new website created with IIS is normally index.htm or something of that nature. Open the IIS gui, and check the default pages that it is using on your site. Make sure you either name your NEW home page to be the same as that shown in the IIS list or add your home page to the list and put it at the top.

Cheers
keith
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Will71Commented:
In addition to what Keith suggested checking, you should also check your web publishing rule and make sure that it is forwarding to your actual web server and that you didn't put your ISA server address in there by mistake.  Same for the OWA publishing rule.  
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JomoPhirieAuthor Commented:
I have checked the IIS and the name of the start up page is DesktopDefault.aspx. I have added it to the
documents tab and moved it up the list. The website is still showing "under construction" page on the internet. On the LAN internal users can access the website.
I have also checked the web publishing rule. The destination is the IP address of our web server.  The action is: Redirect the request to the internal webserver then indicated the IP address of our  web server.
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Keith AlabasterCommented:
That should be all that is needed. I am just leaving for work but will pick this up when I get home this evening.
Is this the only web site on the server? Do you have other web servers or other web sites published on the same server?
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JomoPhirieAuthor Commented:
We do not have other web servers but we do have another website published in the same webserver. The other website uses adiffernt IP address.
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Keith AlabasterCommented:
Can you compare the listener that you have for the other site?
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JomoPhirieAuthor Commented:
Ok. And this is the part that I don't understand too well. How do I check the listener for a website? Do I check it in the ISA server or in the web server??  Even though I don't understand this part quite well I think this is where the problem is. The other published site is not viewable on the internet as well but I need to check the listener. How do I do that??
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Keith AlabasterCommented:
The listener is only on the ISA server. When you published the site you will have given the url for the web site and then an internal ip address to send the traffic to. If the other site is not available on the web site then it won't have a listener on ISA.

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Will71Commented:
As a test, try modifying or renaming the default "under construction" page that comes with IIS. Do it first on your web server, and then see if the change is reflected in what Internet users see (this will tell you if your web publishing rule is actually redirecting to the right place). If that doesn't have an effect, modify the default page on the ISA server itself and see what that does.  I think at this point we need to figure out where exactly that default under construction page is being pulled from.
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JomoPhirieAuthor Commented:
I have done as Willy suggested. I figured out that the "under construction page" is running from the IIS installed in the firewall. As of the web listener, I have configured a destination set which points to the webs server; i.e. the destination is the ip address of the web server. Then a web publishing rule is configured.  The web publishing rule's action is: redirect this request to the internal web server: ip address of our webserver.
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Keith AlabasterCommented:
<<The listener is only on the ISA server. When you published the site you will have given the url for the web site and then an internal ip address to send the traffic to. If the other site is not available on the web site then it won't have a listener on ISA.>>

You should not need a destination set for a web publishing rule. It should only require the internal, LAN IP address of the IIS server hosting the web site.
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Will71Commented:
When you created the web publishing and OWA rules, did you do them manually or use the wizard? At this point I'd suggest deleting them both (since they don't work anyway) and then recreate them using the wizards ISA 2000 provides.

As an aside, I assume you've SP2 (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c8d3d98b-1cd4-406a-a04a-2aa2547d09a3&displaylang=en) for ISA 2000 as well as Feature Pack 1 (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=2F92B02C-AC49-44DF-AF6C-5BE084B345F9&displaylang=en).  If for some reason you haven't, you need to install both.
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Keith AlabasterCommented:
Can't be fussed to argue the points on this one
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