External server address

Hi Experts,

I was wondering if anyone knew how to obtain the external IP address of a server. we have a SBS2011 server and I want to be able to remote onto it from home, suggestions?

Best Regards,

Reece
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peggiegregAsked:
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KimputerCommented:
You can find them on one of the router information tab. I can tell you also, most websites report it too (http://www.myipaddress.com/show-my-ip-address/ or lower left corner of http://www.speedtest.net/), but it's not very useful as you need to adjust the router(s) anyway before you can remote. If you don't know which router, then disregard this whole solution, as you won't be able to use the IP address anyway.
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peggiegregAuthor Commented:
this gave me my external IP address, which turns out to be the same one that we use when settings up outlook exchange. but now I have a riddle which is confusing me.

I remoted onto our SBS server and checked this IP but when I use that IP to connect. it connects me to our terminal server!? which is also plugged into the same router.
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KimputerCommented:
The router has been configured correctly. The router has been configure to send mail requests to the Mail server and RDP connections to the RDP server. That's the job of the router.
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peggiegregAuthor Commented:
do you know of anyway I could directly RDP onto my SBS2011 server? without changing configuration on the router.

I would assume the only way is to RDP onto the terminal server and then RDP again onto the SBS server.
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David AtkinTechnical DirectorCommented:
Hello,

You would be able to log into the server by going to the Remote Web Workplace.  You'll then be presented with a list of PCs on the right hand side that you are able to login to.  If you log in as an administrator it will give you the SBS.  From there you can login to the SBS or download the RDP icon for later use.

See here for more information on the Remote Web Workplace in SBS 2011:
http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2011/03/10/introduction-to-sbs-2011-remote-web-access-rwa.aspx

Another alternative would be to use NAT on the router to configure an alternative port to forward to 3389 on the SBS
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KimputerCommented:
Since you do NOT want to configure the router, the only way is to use what's at hand right now, and that's indeed RDP to what you have already, and in that session RDP again to the SBS server.
If you finally decide to configure the router, you have multiple options.
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