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Add "Network Place" for external Sharepoint Site on SBS 2008

Posted on 2009-07-14
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I'm attempting to setup a couple of workstations at a remote office.  They want to be able to connect to their main office Sharepoint Site to manage documents and other things.  Using a web browser we have no difficulty connecting to or using Sharepoint from the remote offices.

However, they desire to setup a "Network Place" in "My Network Places" as a direct shortcut to their libraries on the main server.  This works locally, how I am not able to create on at the remote office.

When attempting to create a "Network Place" I input the desired path: https://remote.servername.com:987 I am prompted for my credentials.  After entering them, I receive the following message: "The folder you entered does not appear to be valid.  Please choose another."

I receive the same message when I specify a folder as well, like https://remote.servername.com:987/test .

Now this is my first experience with Sharepoint on a Windows 2008 SBS.  With SBS 2003, I never really had to do anything special other than open port 444.  I do notice that SBS 2008 is using 987, but that is open as well.

I'm sure I am missing something very simple.  Also, it doesn't appear to matter which user account I use.  It may be of note, that when I attempt to make any modification in Central Administration, I am always presented with "Unknown Error" as the response.

I really don't have a clue where to start.
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I can't believe no one had any suggestions.  We'll five hours of digging and I have a solution: http://blogs.technet.com/sbs/archive/2009/05/07/files-in-companyweb-are-opening-read-only-after-sbs-2008-ur2.aspx

It seems that SBS 2008 Rollup Update 2, turns off client integration in companyweb.  Turning client integration back on fixed the issue.
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