Hosted Web Site & Remote Access?

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Matt, Aug 7, 2004.

  1. Matt

    Matt Guest

    Hi, I am confused and hoping someone can explain to me
    what is likely very simple but I can't quite get my brain
    around. If my ISP is hosting my public website at
    mycompany.com how can I also use mycompany.com for remote
    access? Doesn't this mean mycompany.com has to be
    directing traffic to two different places - the website
    and my server? Do I have to use two different domain
    names? Sorry if this is a dumb question I am new to SBS.
    TIA, Matt
     
    Matt, Aug 7, 2004
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. Can you be more specific about what you mean by remote access.
    Are you talking RWW (Remote Web Work Place)
    Are you talking VPN
    PCAnywhere (shudder the thought)
    Terminal Services)

    And just to add frosting to this cake, are you planning to let SBS handle
    your mail or still be held by your provider?
     
    Cris Hanna \(SBS-MVP\), Aug 7, 2004
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. OK - so www.mycompany.com points at your webhost's IP for your site - this
    is set in your domain's public DNS.

    If you have named your internal AD domain mycompany.com instead of
    mycompany.local or mycompany.lunchbox or whatever, you may need to create a
    host record in your DNS forward lookup zone called 'www' that points at that
    public IP.

    You can have foo.mycompany.com point somewhere else - if you want to receive
    SMTP mail directly on your server, for example, you could ask whomever hosts
    your public DNS to create an A record - mail.mycompany.com - that points at
    your network's public IP address - and specify that A record as your primary
    MX record, and then you could open up port 25 in your firewall inbound to
    your Exchange server's internal IP address, or publish it in ISA, etc. You
    could also then use mail.mycompany.com for OWA...just open up port 80 or
    port 443 (if you're using SSL, which you definitely should).
     
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Aug 7, 2004
    #3
  4. Hi Matt,

    You will want to set up a distinct Host (A) Record pointing to the IP
    Address of the server you wish to set up remote access on.
    For example you could use "www.domain.com" for your web site (which is
    probably already configured) and "remote.domain.com" pointing to the IP
    Address of the server you with to access remotely. If you do not host your
    own DNS, you will need to contact the responsible party to get the Host
    record created.

    Hope this helps!

    Regards,

    Mike Lieser
    MCSA, MCSE, CNA
    Microsoft Small Business Server Support


    Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
    =====================================================
    When responding to posts, please "Reply to Group" via
    your newsreader so that others may learn and benefit
    from your issue.
    =====================================================

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
     
    Mike Lieser [MSFT], Aug 7, 2004
    #4
  5. Matt

    Matt Guest

    What I would like to do is have use RWW to access
    server. Leave mail at ISP and retrieve with POP. My
    public website is www.mycompany.com hosted by ISP. My
    internal domain is mycompany.local. So it sounds like
    what I should do is have my ISP create a distinct A
    record for remote.mycompany.com and use that for RWW.
    Correct?
    Thank you,
    Matt
     
    Matt, Aug 7, 2004
    #5
  6. do you have a static or a dynamic IP address to your server?

    if it's static IP address, sure you can do that. Or you can simply type in
    the ip address: such as https://x.x.x.x/remote or https://x.x.x.x./exchange

    But if it's dynamic, then you will need to sign up with one of several
    different dynamic DNS companies - some are free, some you pay. I happen to
    use TZO (www.tzo.com). They assign me a URL, something like
    mycompany.tzo.com - which I can then use to access the remote server. You
    also install a small client piece of software on the server which constantly
    watches my IP address and if it ever changes (due to rebooting the cable/DSL
    modem) it will automatically notify and update my record on TZO.
     
    Kevin Weilbacher [SBS-MVP], Aug 8, 2004
    #6
  7. Hi Gary,

    On the Directory Security tab for all of the Exchange virtual directories
    in IIS , make sure that "IP Address and domain name restrictions" is set to
    "Granted Access" .

    Regards,

    Mike Lieser
    MCSA, MCSE, CNA
    Microsoft Small Business Server Support

    Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
    =====================================================
    When responding to posts, please "Reply to Group" via
    your newsreader so that others may learn and benefit
    from your issue.
    =====================================================
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
     
    Mike Lieser [MSFT], Aug 10, 2004
    #7
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.