Problem accessing My Company's Internal Web Site from externally

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  1. Mark Gibbons

    Mark Gibbons Guest

    I am trying to connect to http:\\myserver.com from another SBS Network.I
    click on the "My Company's Internal Web Site" link and get the site from the
    system I am on instead of mine.

    How can get to my own site.
     
    Mark Gibbons, Nov 17, 2005
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  2. HI Mark,

    Welcome to SBS newsgroup.

    Issue description:
    =============

    If I understand correctly, you want to use "My company's Internal Web site"
    link to get to your SBS companyweb.

    Analyzing and suggestion:
    =============

    Generally speaking, it is not possible to do that, please understand that
    the "My company's Internal Web site" link should be point to
    http://companyweb, it will only be redirect to the currently companyweb
    site on the system you logon, not your SBS companyweb.

    If you want to access the companyweb from a internet location, we have
    following solutions:

    1. You can establish VPN connection to your SBS 2003 domain and make sure
    that you have set the default gateway on the remote sites, you can follow
    my suggestion below to make a VPN connection to your SBS server.

    A. Run CEICW wizard on your SBS server, make sure that VPN is selected on
    the firewall services, also make sure that sharepoint services is selected
    on the web services selection pages. You can follow the KB article below
    for detailed steps:

    825763 How to configure Internet access in Windows Small Business Server
    2003
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=825763

    B. Run the remote access wizard on your SBS server, it will ask you to
    input either your FQDN name or your SBS server public IP. Then it will
    create SBS VPN package, you can copy the package to the internet computer
    that you want to create the VPN connection to, you can find it at the
    following location:

    C:\Inetpub\Remote\SBSpackage.exe

    C. Then run it on the remote computer, then try to access the link on your
    default website, does it redirect to your SBS companyweb or not?

    You can also publish the companyweb to the internet, so that you can access
    it from any internet computer. Please refer to my suggestion below:

    1. Publish Companyweb without ISA, make sure that port 444 is opened on the
    hardware router, if you have installed it on your SBS.

    You can just run CEICW follow the article I referred and select the
    sharepoint services on the web services selection page, the comanyweb will
    be published successfully, You can access it via https://server public
    ip:444

    The same steps can be applied to the SBS 2003 with ISA 2004 installed.

    2. If you only have ISA 2000 installed on your SBS 2003, you need to follow
    the KB article below to publish the companyweb, you can access the
    companyweb via https://server public IP:444.

    838304 How to publish http://Companyweb to the Internet by using ISA Server
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=838304

    We also suggest you read the article below about the "My Company's Internal
    Web Site" on the default websites, it will explain the reason why you
    encounter such issue.

    838429 The "My Company's Internal Web Site" link on the default Web site
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=838429

    I hope the above information helpful for you to understand the issue. I am
    glad to be of assistance.



    Best regards,

    Charles Yang (MSFT)

    Microsoft CSS Online Newsgroup Support

    Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security

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    | I am trying to connect to http:\\myserver.com from another SBS Network.I
    | click on the "My Company's Internal Web Site" link and get the site from
    the
    | system I am on instead of mine.
    |
    | How can get to my own site.
    |
     
    Charles Yang [MSFT], Nov 18, 2005
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  3. Mark Gibbons

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    Charles

    Thank you for your Response,

    Another Question

    Once I allow access externally for My Company Web, Can this be password
    protected to restrict external access ??

    --
    Regards

    Mark Gibbons

    Email:
     
    Mark Gibbons, Nov 18, 2005
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  4. HI Matt,

    Thanks for updates.

    Yes you are right, as the companyweb need basic authentication, if you
    access from internet. Everyone need to input a user and password which is
    helpful to protect your companyweb from internet access. You do not need to
    worry about that.

    I really appreciate your effort here, please feel free to post back your
    concerns. I am glad to help you.



    Best regards,

    Charles Yang (MSFT)

    Microsoft CSS Online Newsgroup Support

    Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security

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    | Charles
    |
    | Thank you for your Response,
    |
    | Another Question
    |
    | Once I allow access externally for My Company Web, Can this be password
    | protected to restrict external access ??
    |
    | --
    | Regards
    |
    | Mark Gibbons
    |
    | Email:
    | | > HI Mark,
    | >
    | > Welcome to SBS newsgroup.
    | >
    | > Issue description:
    | > =============
    | >
    | > If I understand correctly, you want to use "My company's Internal Web
    | > site"
    | > link to get to your SBS companyweb.
    | >
    | > Analyzing and suggestion:
    | > =============
    | >
    | > Generally speaking, it is not possible to do that, please understand
    that
    | > the "My company's Internal Web site" link should be point to
    | > http://companyweb, it will only be redirect to the currently companyweb
    | > site on the system you logon, not your SBS companyweb.
    | >
    | > If you want to access the companyweb from a internet location, we have
    | > following solutions:
    | >
    | > 1. You can establish VPN connection to your SBS 2003 domain and make
    sure
    | > that you have set the default gateway on the remote sites, you can
    follow
    | > my suggestion below to make a VPN connection to your SBS server.
    | >
    | > A. Run CEICW wizard on your SBS server, make sure that VPN is selected
    on
    | > the firewall services, also make sure that sharepoint services is
    selected
    | > on the web services selection pages. You can follow the KB article below
    | > for detailed steps:
    | >
    | > 825763 How to configure Internet access in Windows Small Business Server
    | > 2003
    | > http://support.microsoft.com/?id=825763
    | >
    | > B. Run the remote access wizard on your SBS server, it will ask you to
    | > input either your FQDN name or your SBS server public IP. Then it will
    | > create SBS VPN package, you can copy the package to the internet
    computer
    | > that you want to create the VPN connection to, you can find it at the
    | > following location:
    | >
    | > C:\Inetpub\Remote\SBSpackage.exe
    | >
    | > C. Then run it on the remote computer, then try to access the link on
    your
    | > default website, does it redirect to your SBS companyweb or not?
    | >
    | > You can also publish the companyweb to the internet, so that you can
    | > access
    | > it from any internet computer. Please refer to my suggestion below:
    | >
    | > 1. Publish Companyweb without ISA, make sure that port 444 is opened on
    | > the
    | > hardware router, if you have installed it on your SBS.
    | >
    | > You can just run CEICW follow the article I referred and select the
    | > sharepoint services on the web services selection page, the comanyweb
    will
    | > be published successfully, You can access it via https://server public
    | > ip:444
    | >
    | > The same steps can be applied to the SBS 2003 with ISA 2004 installed.
    | >
    | > 2. If you only have ISA 2000 installed on your SBS 2003, you need to
    | > follow
    | > the KB article below to publish the companyweb, you can access the
    | > companyweb via https://server public IP:444.
    | >
    | > 838304 How to publish http://Companyweb to the Internet by using ISA
    | > Server
    | > http://support.microsoft.com/?id=838304
    | >
    | > We also suggest you read the article below about the "My Company's
    | > Internal
    | > Web Site" on the default websites, it will explain the reason why you
    | > encounter such issue.
    | >
    | > 838429 The "My Company's Internal Web Site" link on the default Web site
    | > http://support.microsoft.com/?id=838429
    | >
    | > I hope the above information helpful for you to understand the issue. I
    am
    | > glad to be of assistance.
    | >
    | >
    | >
    | > Best regards,
    | >
    | > Charles Yang (MSFT)
    | >
    | > Microsoft CSS Online Newsgroup Support
    | >
    | > Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
    | >
    | > ======================================================
    | > This newsgroup only focuses on SBS technical issues. If you have issues
    | > regarding other Microsoft products, you'd better post in the
    corresponding
    | > newsgroups so that they can be resolved in an efficient and timely
    manner.
    | > You can locate the newsgroup here:
    | > 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 e-mail notifications when there
    are
    | > any updates in your thread. 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 CSS 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.
    | >
    | >
    | > =====================================================
    | > 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.
    | >
    | > --------------------
    | > | Thread-Topic: Problem accessing My Company's Internal Web Site from
    | > externally
    | > | thread-index: AcXrIr4hlK+xZW0KSFW5/6Vi/2sDZQ==
    | > | X-WBNR-Posting-Host: 202.44.171.37
    | > | From: =?Utf-8?B?TWFyayBHaWJib25z?=
    | > <>
    | > | Subject: Problem accessing My Company's Internal Web Site from
    | > externally
    | > | Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2005 18:58:10 -0800
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    | > | MIME-Version: 1.0
    | > | Content-Type: text/plain;
    | > | charset="Utf-8"
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    | > | Priority: normal
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    | > | Path: TK2MSFTNGXA02.phx.gbl!TK2MSFTNGXA03.phx.gbl
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    | > | I am trying to connect to http:\\myserver.com from another SBS
    Network.I
    | > | click on the "My Company's Internal Web Site" link and get the site
    | > from
    | > the
    | > | system I am on instead of mine.
    | > |
    | > | How can get to my own site.
    | > |
    | >
    |
    |
    |
     
    Charles Yang [MSFT], Nov 21, 2005
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