I have an SBS 2008 server that was built about 8 months ago and is up and running fine
- Users were still getting emails to their phone
- Users could still open Outlook OWA
- However, users could not connect to their desktops via Remote Workplace. When users click on their “remote.domaninname.com” web link on their home PC’s the 3rd icon (for “connect to a computer” does not display – therefore not able to click on it to bring up RDC to their office PC from home
I logged into the SBS2008 console, went to the “Shared Folders and Websites” tab and found everything was offline.
- When I tried to bring it online, it would display “World Wide Web Publishing Service on the server was disabled”. Not sure why this happened. May have always been disabled since setup and none tried to connect remotely. I went into “Services” and enabled this service. All services are now enabled and show “green” status.
- I compared the settings and services with another SBS 2008 server I support which has no issues connecting remotely
- After re-enabling the services, 2 users are getting this error when opening Outlook. It’s an “Microsoft Office Outlook” dialog box that says
“Allow this website to configure firstname.lastname@example.org server settings?
Your account was redirected to the this website for settings.
You should only allow settings from this sources you know and trust
It then prompts to Allow or Cancel. There’s also a box to check off that says “Don’t ask me about this again”
- This box keeps popping up in Outlook repeatedly but Outlook is working fine. For now I told users to check option not to ask again.
Should I be concerned about this?
Why am I getting this?
I have not had a chance to see if the 3rd box re-appeared in the “Workplace” section of the SBS web link that was placed on the users home desktops