Corp site internally hosted, move to external hosted solution...same domain as internal AD...

First, yes, there will be security flags associated with the following but I want to focus on just this issue for now. Thanks...

We host our own company website on a server internally that resides on our AD domain. Of course the site is the same as our internal domain I.E. is the site..internal AD is

Will there be any issues associated with moving the website to an externally hosted solution due to the terrible configuration?? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Emmanuel AdebayoGlobal Windows Infrastructure Engineer - ConsultantCommented:
As far as i know it will depend on the way your application codes work, i.e if your application code was written as such that it is access any services/application on your local domain, may be this services has been hardcoded into your configuration. You will need to check this that your application is not referencing any services/applications on the LAN.

Also, if this application is connection to database this will need to bne change as well as you might need to migrate the Database from the local network for better performance to to reduce latency.

And of course your dNS need to be modified.

If all these are taken care of, I don't see any issue.

TRSupportAuthor Commented:
It is a simple site at this time with no database attached and nothing connected to any internal servers. If I read your post correctly, then we only need to do the following:
1. copy site to hosted solution
2. change dns settings to hosted site dns

We also have OWA 2003 setup via this same server.
Do you have any idea how this would effect OWA and how we might reconfigure to allow OWA / Active Sync to continue to work. We are thinking changing the name of site on internal server to but not sure how this would connect to OWA.
SandeshdubeySenior Server EngineerCommented:
Yes, you can host the same externally.Also have look at below link

How do I resolve my external website when my internal name is the same as my external name (split zone):
Emmanuel AdebayoGlobal Windows Infrastructure Engineer - ConsultantCommented:

After you have moved your corp website off, you can remove the from the default website and assign you that your exchange virtual directory remain the same without no contents for the for or yu can put a redirect to exchange virtual folder there, so that anyone that browse to will be presented with your OWA login page.

Yes you will be able to access the website will just have to create a www record in your DNS zone which will point to public IP of your company website..and make sure anykind of redirection has been disabled  in website  for eg..some website changes to just

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