Accessing a Secured Internal Web Site link from Companyweb

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by ex-engineer, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. ex-engineer

    ex-engineer Guest

    We have set up an internal web site for a specialised application, all works
    well with internal HTTP and HTTPS connections. We have placed a link to
    this site on companyweb which internally also works well.
    However, when we access Companyweb externally, the link on companyweb
    returns a Page Not Found error.
    What have we missed?
    Regards,
    Ex-Engineer
     
    ex-engineer, Aug 19, 2007
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    simon Guest

    Hi,
    Does the link reference an internal url ?
    simon
     
    simon, Aug 19, 2007
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  3. ex-engineer

    Ex-Engineer Guest

    Hi Simon,
    Thanks for responding. Yes it does. We have set it up with our existing
    self-signed certificate and placed the SSL port at 442; works fine
    internally!
    Cheers
    Ex-Engineer
     
    Ex-Engineer, Aug 21, 2007
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  4. At this point, it's an expected behavior. This is because you're not able
    to access the internal server via Server Name on the internet. There're 2
    workarounds.

    Method 1. Please establish a VPN connection to the SBS site, and then
    you're able to access the internal server via Server Name.

    Method 2. You can publish the internal server's SSL port, and access it
    from the internet.

    If you're using RRAS (without ISA):

    On the SBS server, open the Routing and Remote Access MMC from
    Administrative Tools. Expand your server, IP Routing and select NAT/Basic
    Firewall. On the right panel select your external/network connection and
    open the Properties. Go to the Services and Ports tab, click Add, provide a
    name, select TCP as the protocol, the incoming port (442), the IP address
    of the server behind SBS and the outgoing port (442). Click Ok to save the
    changes. This should allow the port to come into the server through the SBS
    server.

    If you're using ISA 2004:

    1. Open ISA Management.
    2. Right click Firewall Policy -> New -> Web Server Publishing Rule.
    3. Name it.
    4. Choose Allow.
    5. Choose the computer.
    6. Key in the domain name.
    7. Click New to create a new web listener.
    8. Listen on External network, and choose "Enable SSL" on port 442, and
    select the certificate that matches your public domain name.
    9. Follow the instruction to finish the wizard.

    I hope the above info helps.

    Sincerely,

    Bill Peng
    MCSE 2000, MCDBA, CCNP, CCDA
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    Bill Peng [MSFT], Aug 22, 2007
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  5. ex-engineer

    Ex-Engineer Guest

    Thanks Bill - an excellent "how to".
    Great Support!
    Yours appreciatively,
    Ex-Engineer

     
    Ex-Engineer, Aug 22, 2007
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  6. My pleasure.

    After you use RRAS or ISA to publish the site, you can use
    http://public.domain.name:442 to access the web site.

    If you need further assistance, please feel free to post back.

    Sincerely,

    Bill Peng
    MCSE 2000, MCDBA, CCNP, CCDA
    Microsoft CSS Online Newsgroup Support

    Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
    =====================================================
    The public newsgroup only focuses on SBS related technical issues, for
    other Microsoft products, we recommend you to post to appropriate newsgroup
    to get most qualified responses.
    http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx

    When opening a new thread via the web interface, we recommend you check the
    "Notify me of replies" box to receive notification. When responding to
    posts via your newsreader, please "Reply to Group" so that others may learn
    and benefit from your issue.

    Microsoft engineers can only focus on one issue per thread. Although we
    provide other information for your reference, we recommend you post
    different incidents in different threads to keep the thread clean. In doing
    so, it will ensure your issues are resolved in a timely manner.

    For urgent issues, you may want to contact Microsoft PSS directly. Please
    check http://support.microsoft.com for regional support phone numbers.

    Any input or comments in this thread are highly appreciated.
    =====================================================
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

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    Bill Peng [MSFT], Aug 23, 2007
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