Accessing external hosted web site from internal network

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by lostcontact, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. lostcontact

    lostcontact Guest

    Newb and probably fairly easy fix. We are running SBS 2003 for our in office
    network (company.local) and email (@company.com). We have recently put up an
    externally hosted website (company.com), but we are unable to access it while
    in our office and all the rest of the internet works fine. I am sure that our
    SBS is seeing our request of www.company.com as a local request and can't
    find it since it is an externally hosted site. What do I need to configure to
    fix this problem?

    Thanks
     
    lostcontact, Dec 11, 2009
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  2. Hmmm. If AD was set up with company.local and nobody manually created a zone
    for company.com on your SBS box in DNS, you shouldn't have this problem.
    Look in your DNS console and see what you see.

    Also please post your actual domain name, and also an unedited ipconfig /all
    from your SBS box and a workstation (labeling which is which)
     
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Dec 11, 2009
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  3. lostcontact

    IT Dude Guest

    Hi LW and my apologies to lostcontact for jumping in on their posting but I
    believe I have the same issues. I also have my companies external website
    hosted by my ISP. I cannot access it from my internal network but there
    appears to be no issues accessing it externally.
    I did some stuff today which I am sure may have cause the issue. I had this
    issue when creating new user accounts. What it did was create the user
    account but the email account was incorrect. What it did was create the
    mailbox as instead of . gocompany.com is
    my registered FQDN and also the name on my godaddy SSL certificate. I use
    this FQDN to access all my ecternal point such as RWW, WA and remote via the
    url https://gocompany,com/owa or so forth. So I re-ran the Setup Your
    Internet Address wizard and this fixed that problem. However because
    company.com is my email address as well as my external homepage address I
    believe this has caused this problem. How? I got no clue so I am again
    seeking your holy input. Hopefully this could also help out the original
    poster. Thanks again.

    Oh by the way my internal domain name does not use company name. It uses
    othername.local

    "Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]"
     
    IT Dude, Dec 12, 2009
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  4. I believe we'll need the same data from you as was requested from the O.P.
    to help straighten this out.


     
    Bill Sanderson, Dec 13, 2009
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  5. lostcontact

    lostcontact Guest

    Fixed problem by creating a new Host (A) record in DNS forward zone for the
    www.company.com.
     
    lostcontact, Dec 22, 2009
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  6. lostcontact

    lostcontact Guest

    Fixed the problem by creating a new Host (A) record for www.company.com in
    the DNS forward lookup zone.

     
    lostcontact, Dec 22, 2009
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