SBS 2008 managing routers/firewalls

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by TimA, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. TimA

    TimA Guest

    It seemed to me that during the install if a certain type router was detected
    that SBS would be able to set the device.
    Is this an incorrect assumption?
    Is there a list of devices that SBS can be setup?
    Or is there some sort of labeling standard that devices will have for us to
    identify if SBS can setup the connection to the internet?
    TimA, Sep 27, 2008
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  2. SBS 2008 will manage a UPnP router. IF you choose to let it. Most of us
    would recommend that you not leave UPnP on. At worst, turn it on for the
    install, and then turn it off immediately after it's configured. Preferred
    is to manually manage the router.
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Sep 27, 2008
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  3. wrong ports, Russ. This is a 2k8 question...

    25, 80, 443, 987,1723 (maybe, but not here), and 3389.
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Sep 27, 2008
  4. If you want direct RDP access to the server, then yes.
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Sep 27, 2008
  5. You could avoid 3389, but that leaves you with no direct access to the
    server, which can be a problem during patch cycles. There are workarounds -
    direct iLO access, for example. But I prefer to have 3389 forwarded to the
    server, and stick AuthAnvil on the server to do two factor authentication.
    Actually, I prefer to have AuthAnvil on my RWW as well, using RWWGuard, for
    all access. (


    "Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]"
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Sep 27, 2008
  6. TimA

    TimA Guest

    Thanks, so I guess the standard is answered by the UPnP. I wouldn't have
    caught that w/o you guys. I didn't see anything referencing UPnP during the
    wizard (if the SBS08 supports more standards that UPnP it would be good to
    know). I wonder if had my router been UPnP would I get additional wizard
    screens (like some sort of authentication to the router). I was never
    prompted for credentials for my router (I think because it's not UPnP).
    TimA, Sep 28, 2008
  7. UPnP is unauthenticated. No change in dialogs. There are good things about
    UPnP, but the security issues are just too much for me to support it, and I
    strongly recommend in the SBS 2008 Administrator's Companion that you
    disable it.
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Sep 29, 2008
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