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I'm trying to set up a 2012 Essentials Server and I'm having issues with the internal default website. When I go to http://servername/ i get a message saying Remote Web Access is turned off. When I go through the Remote Web Access config wizard, it's asking me to use a domain name. Is it not possible to use just the server name? Do i have to use an actual domain name?
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by:Cliff Galiher
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You do indeed need to use a domain name. Part of the remote web access website is that it is intended to be accessed by remote users, hence the name. The only way that could work is with a domain name. If the user isn't remote, there is no reason to access or use the website. So the two are intrinsically tied.
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So you can't just set up, for instance, an intranet using http://servername/intranet that is NOT access outside of the network?
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Essentials is not like older versions of SBS standard. It does not come with SharePoint at all. The remote website is not an intranet site and does not provide any functionality that would be useful in a local network. So there's be no purpose to such a setup.
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