SBS 2011

Posted on 2011-04-24
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Out of the box SBS 2011 is not ready for remote web workplace . I am getting the IIS7 welcome url.

Is there a user guide I can follow to configure IIS? I assume redirection is needed?
Is there a user guide for configuring new ssl from godaddy?
Is the rww rdc computer connector going to work out of the box?
Question by:whocaresaboutit
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by:Glen Knight
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It is configured out of the box.

Are you using the URL https://remote.domainname.com to cconnect?
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How are you trying to access it? It should be http://remote.yourdomain.com/remote or https://remote.domainname.com/owa for mail access. Make sure that you have ran the set-up my Internet connection from the sbs console.

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no it doesnt... works only locally... sends me to IIS welcome...

if I add /owa or /remote then it works...

I dont want the user to have to do that, and it doesnt make sense that remote.domainname.com would pull up IIS welcome screen... Im positive that's not the way its intended to work
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by:Cris Hanna
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There is a great deal of documentation here  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg490793.aspx
And to be honest, most of what applied in SBS 2008 as far as setup applies and you can find that documentation here  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc527559(WS.10).aspx

Assuming that your install went successfully, you need to run the Connect to the internet wizard first
Then run the "Setup Your Internet Address wizard" next
As has been suggested by the other two responding, by default when you run the wizard it sets up IIS to be looking for the URL  https://remote.domainname.com/remote or /owa (depending on what you're trying to get to.

If you wish to use a URL other than remote.domainname.com, when you run the Setup Your Internet Address Wizard, and you get to the textbox to enter your domainname, click on the Advanced link under the text box and change remote to whatever you wish to use. ie mail or whatever.

Assuming the correct external DNS records are setup to point remote (or whatever you're using) to your public IP and that port 443 is forwarded from your router/firewall to the IP of your SBS NIC, things should be good

If you've done all the above and still having issues, posting the specific error messages will help us help you
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by:Glen Knight
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Using IIS Manager, check the bindings of the SBS Web Applications website, what do you have listed?
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Cliff Galiher earned 2000 total points
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Sounds like you did not run the "Internet address wizard" which sets the forwarding rule from port 80 to 443 based on requested URL.

So it depends on what you define as "out of the box." the roes does not exist when you first complete the OS setup, but running a series of wizards us on the SBS console "to do list." most people would say SBS is not complete until you've completed those wizards.


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