Forward CompanyWeb to Own Intranet

Posted on 2010-01-03
Last Modified: 2012-06-22
I have a new SBS 2008 machine with Exchange/SQL/Sharepoint on it. By default, clients are directed to the http://companyweb website. I have my own internal Intranet that I'd prefer these users be directed to when they open their web browser. How would I go about doing that in SBS 2008? As a temporary fix, I've added a link from the companyweb home page to my intranet.

Question by:brownmetals
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    Assisted Solution

    You have a few options.

    If you want to be able to use the standard http://companyweb website
    a) You can use group policy to update the homepage of every PC on the network.

    Alternatively, if you don't need http://companyweb website, then you can do one of the following.
    b) You can create a new default.asp page on http://companyweb and use the response.redirect("insert_url_here") to divert the users to the other internal website.
    c) Alter the properties of the http://companyweb site in IIS, and enable redirection. If you select the 'companyweb' site in IIS, then double click 'HTTP Redirect' and enter your own intranet site there.
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    Author Comment

    The 1st option is preferred. I've just migrated from SBS 2003 to SBS 2008. My GPO settings are in there, but don't seem to be taking for some reason. Can you provide specifics (GPO path) as to where to set the default home page?

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    Accepted Solution

    You can change the GPO to point to your other site. The policy is:
    "Windows SBS User Policy" User configuration | Policies | Windows Settings | Internet Explorer Maintenance | URLs/Important URLs | Homepage URL

    Another option is Company web is an Alias listed in DNS under you local domain zone. You could change that to point to your other server.
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    Author Comment

    Thank you, both. I'm still learning my way around SBS 2008. It's got plenty of changes to keep me on my toes. That worked perfectly.

    Thanks again,
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    Expert Comment

    by:Rob Williams
    Thanks brownmetals.
    I agree, SBS 2008 is quite different, at least from a management point of view.

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