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We have a SBS 2003 for our small office.  The original problem was that the computers were loading slowly so I changed the DNS configs to point to the SBS (DNS server).  Now the computers load quickly. Welllllll, when I try to access the company website from the office, I am prompted for a Username and Password, which is not needed.  I Viewed the certificate from the error message and saw that it was using our OWA certificate.  When I remove the DNS settings, the computers go back to loading slowly but they can access the company site with no problem.  For example, company domain "Thanks.org", OWA is mail.thanks.org and website is thanks.org.

I went to redo the certificates and saw that the CA wasn't installed but there is a Microsoft Certificate for the OWA.  I installed a certificate for thanks.org but it still did not work.
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All of your clients MUST point to your windows SBS server for their DNS, otherwise you will run into numerous problems.
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When all 6 of the clients are pointed to the DNS server, we have no logon problems but we are unable to access the company website.   That's the gist of the post; trying to find the solution as to why the clients cannot access the company website when the DNS is pointed to the SBS server.
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I figured it out this morning.  All clients were pointed to the DNS server, logged on Quickly but could not get to the company website.  The wrong IP address was in the Forward Zone record for www.  It was  the IP for the ISP and should be the IP of the website hoster.  Once this change was made, the problem was fixed.
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