Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 591
  • Last Modified:

SBS 2011 RWA

Looking for step-by-step instructions to configure Remote Web Access in SBS 2011. This includes where/how to do the certificate, customize url, etc. I am not concerned with configuring the default page so much as how to get this configured and installed.
0
TechInc
Asked:
TechInc
  • 4
  • 4
1 Solution
 
Cliff GaliherCommented:
RWA is configured by default when you run the post-installation wizards. The SBS console has a list of things you should perform right after a new installation so as long as you follow through that list, everything will "just work." In particular, run the connect to internet wizard, the internet address wizard, and the trusted certificate wizard. Those three will fully set up and configure RWA.

-Cliff
0
 
TechIncAuthor Commented:
OK. will do. does this include using a security cert that is public so that users will not need to have a certificate manually installed on their remote machines?
0
 
Cliff GaliherCommented:
The trusted certificate wizard will walk you through generating a CSR and submitting it to a 3rd party certificate authority. You can use a CA of your choice (such as GoDaddy) or a partner that is built into the wizard. The wizard also walks you through taking the final certificate from that CA and installing it on the server.

So yes, the wizard supports 3rd party certs and does not require you to use an in-house cert.

-Cliff
0
Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 
TechIncAuthor Commented:
Yes. you will get credit. however, cannot run the connect to internet wizard. we are using dhcp via the sbs server and via the sonicwall for reduncdancy. it detects the sonicwall everytime and wont go past this step. we have added the registry key to disable detect rogue dhcp server and it still won't work.
0
 
Cliff GaliherCommented:
Because of how DHCP works, you can't run two DHCP servers for redundancy (not even outside of SBS) as conflicts arise. The SBS wizard is just smart enough to know that this is a bad idea so it is letting you know. You must choose. SBS or Sonicwall. But not both.

-Cliff
0
 
TechIncAuthor Commented:
OK. but if i choose sonic wall it won't let me run the wizard. it detects the SW and won't proceed. One point . . . i have set two dhcp servers in many environments. The sonicwall has conflict resolution so it won't dish an IP that is already in use. additionally, i have the SW dishing a scope (e.g., x.x.x.50 thru 100) and the sbs dishing another (e.g. x.x.x.150 thru 200). If one fails the clients can get an IP from another. Why is this a bad idea? What about a primary DC and a backup DC on the same domain? isn't that the point.

again, if i choose the SW the SBS won't run the wizard. Do i need to do the step Internet Connection Wizard?
0
 
Cliff GaliherCommented:
Yes, you do need to run that wizard. I won't bogther writing a novel on proper ways of implementing scalable DHCP solutions, as that is not the point of the question, but doing so is an intricate science that is easily done incorrectly. The fact that SonicWall even implements a non-standard (no RFC for it) "conflict resolution" should be a glaring red sign that it shouldn't be done. They just see enough support calls that they offer this as an attempt to circumvent problems. It doesn't make it a best practice by any stretch.

SBS expects to be the DHCP server. Pure and simple. That is how it was designed. Whether you make it one temporarily to run the wizard, or actually use the product as designed and do so permanently (recommended) is up to you. But right now you are tilting at windmills. You *know* the answer, you are simply choosing not to implement it.

-Cliff
0
 
TechIncAuthor Commented:
Thanks.
0

Featured Post

Concerto's Cloud Advisory Services

Want to avoid the missteps to gaining all the benefits of the cloud? Learn more about the different assessment options from our Cloud Advisory team.

  • 4
  • 4
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now