Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

Sbs 2003 firewall issue

Posted on 2013-10-31
4
175 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-15
I've recently taken on a client who uses SBS 2003 (with exchange disabled). The firewall on the server is turned off. When i turn it on you can no longer log onto the domain. I have come across a microsoft article about the standard firewall settings not working for domain controllers.

Any advice about using the firewall on a SBS 2003 domain controller?
0
Comment
Question by:DaveWWW
4 Comments
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:Emmanuel Adebayo
ID: 39613618
Hi,

How many NIC did you have in the server?

Do you have GPO in place?

You said you just took over this client, I assume you are not the one that set up this environment, what did the client say to you, has the client been able to connect to the domain before even when the firewall is switched on?

Regards
0
 
LVL 57

Accepted Solution

by:
Cliff Galiher earned 500 total points
ID: 39613636
Because SBS 2003 leverages RRAS for some of it's internal features, you cannot turn on the windows firewall without breaking things. This was specific to SBS 2003. You will either want a newer OS or a 3rd party firewall.
0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:Gary Coltharp
ID: 39616542
I believe the firewall is off by default on SBS 2003.
Unless you have the Premium edition that some fool thought it would be a good idea to also have your SBS server be your firewall and router to the internet, you should leave it off.

A good perimiter firewall should suffice.

HTH

Gary
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:DaveWWW
ID: 39652096
There is a hardware firewall in place, so I think we're good!  Thanks.
0

Featured Post

Best Practices: Disaster Recovery Testing

Besides backup, any IT division should have a disaster recovery plan. You will find a few tips below relating to the development of such a plan and to what issues one should pay special attention in the course of backup planning.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The problem of the system drive in SBS 2003 getting full continues to be an issue, even though SBS 2008 and SBS 2011 are both in the market place.  There are several solutions to this, including adding additional drive space or using third party uti…
The articles for turning off the Client firewall policy on the internet are for SBS 2008 and don't really help for SBS 2011. They actually moved the Client firewall policy. In 2011, the client firewall policy has moved to the SBS computers conta…
With Secure Portal Encryption, the recipient is sent a link to their email address directing them to the email laundry delivery page. From there, the recipient will be required to enter a user name and password to enter the page. Once the recipient …
A short tutorial showing how to set up an email signature in Outlook on the Web (previously known as OWA). For free email signatures designs, visit https://www.mail-signatures.com/articles/signature-templates/?sts=6651 If you want to manage em…

790 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question