Archive for September 22, 2008

Small Business Server "Company Web" from Internet
To work around this issue, edit the HTML code for the default Web site to make the My Company’s Internal Web Site link work over the Internet. To do this, you must replace the internal http://companyweb link with the following external link:
https://FQDN_of_SBS_Server:444 This external link works correctly both over the local network and
over the Internet.
Note The Windows SBS 2003 Setup program cannot configure the My Company’s Internal Web Site link in advance for external use, because neither the server’s fully qualified domain name (FQDN) nor its external Internet Protocol (IP) address is known when you run the Setup program.
To edit the HTML code, follow these steps:
1.      Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Windows Explorer.
2.      Expand My Computer, expand Local Disk (C:), expand Inetpub, and then click wwwroot.
3.      In the right pane, right-click the Default.htm file, point to Open With, and then click Notepad.
4.      On the Edit menu, click Replace.
5.      In the Find what box, type http://companyweb.
6.      In the Replace with box, type https://FQDN_of_SBS_Server:444.
7.      Click Replace All, and then close the Replace dialog box.
8.      On the File menu, click Exit.
9.      Click Yes to save your changes.
When you access the Welcome page on the default Web site over the Internet, and you then click the My Company’s Internal Web Site link, you are now redirected to your company’s internal Web site.


Posted September 22, 2008 by mmdmurphy in sbs2003, tips, windows

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Check out — I haven’t installed yet, but I watched a podcast about it at:

This gives a nice summary also:


Finally got around to doing this over the weekend. VERY nice, but a little picky about the configuration. I had to run this on all the machines:

netsh firewall set service remoteadmin enable

That got most of the PC’s to show up correctly. I still have some issues, but this link
looks promising.

Posted September 22, 2008 by mmdmurphy in freeware, tips, windows

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