Network Inventory Problem

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Mark, May 4, 2009.

  1. Mark

    Mark Guest

    Hello, All!
    I have SBS2003 Premium with ISA installed. I am doing an 'inventory' of the
    network using a program called 'SpiceWorks'. It was able to discover all my
    objects on the network, (six other servers, 55 workstations, printers, etc.),
    using the administrator credentials. Spiceworks does see the SBS server, but
    it can not gain remote access to it, and it can not find the Exchange server
    (so it may monitor its status).

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    Mark, May 4, 2009
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    David Levine Guest

    Had the same issue in SpiceWorks for our SBS03 box, and for our new SBS08
    box. If I recall correctly, there were some configuration changes that had
    to be made to the ISA firewall to allow SpiceWorks discovery to connect to
    the box and run properly.

    Best place I could suggest to start is check your ISA logs for when
    SpiceWorks was scanning and see if you've got any denies/blocks. Then create
    a rule or two to allow traffic through the ISA between the server and the
    SpiceWorks PC.


    David Levine, May 4, 2009
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    SteveB Guest

    With SBS 2003 yes there are some ISA tweaks and possibly a GP change to
    enable remote administration. Since SBS 2008 doesn't use ISA I'm not sure
    how that could have caused a problem for you?

    SteveB, May 5, 2009
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