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sbs 2008, default site problems

  1. #1


    Jay Ohman Guest

    sbs 2008, default site problems

    Some problems with accessing the SBS website:
    #1) Browsing the SBS server from internal with http://sbsserver or
    http://sites.<IntName>.local, I get the IIS7 Welcome screen. Shouldn't I get
    redirected to the SMS 2008 login?

    #2) using secure https://sbsserver or http://sites.<IntName>.local, I get
    'security certificate does not match...' I can 'Continue to this website (not
    recommended)' but then I get 'Server Error 403 - Forbidden: Access is denied.'

    #3) has 'companyweb' been abandoned? I can see the url as a host header
    under SBS Web Applications in IIS, but no entry in DNS. Site not found.

    #4) browsing (from internal) to the public side FQDN, https://office.<FQDN>,
    I get the error with 'certificate does not match...' I can 'Continue to this
    website (not recommended)' and I do get to the SBS 2008 login page. How do I
    accept the certificate as trusted?

    #5) when browsing http://office.<FQDN> from an internal address, why I am
    being redirected to the https site, and therefore confounded by the
    certificate warnings? Can't I just skip SSL when browsing from internal
    (like older version of SBS IIS)?

    #6) in IIS, is there a purpose to Site #1 'Default Web Site'? It seems the
    only content is that IIS 7 Welcome page, and I would rather have no-purpose
    sites not running.

    This is a brand new SBS 2008 Std. install, I walked through all the wizards
    in the SBS Console. Browsing from an internal machine (stand-alone Server
    2008 R2 with IE8).

    Thanks much in advance!!!
    ---JayRO

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  2. #2


    Susan Bradley Guest

    Re: sbs 2008, default site problems

    Jay Ohman wrote:

    > Some problems with accessing the SBS website:
    > #1) Browsing the SBS server from internal with http://sbsserver or
    > http://sites.<IntName>.local, I get the IIS7 Welcome screen. Shouldn't I get
    > redirected to the SMS 2008 login?
    >
    > #2) using secure https://sbsserver or http://sites.<IntName>.local, I get
    > 'security certificate does not match...' I can 'Continue to this website (not
    > recommended)' but then I get 'Server Error 403 - Forbidden: Access is denied.'
    >
    > #3) has 'companyweb' been abandoned? I can see the url as a host header
    > under SBS Web Applications in IIS, but no entry in DNS. Site not found.
    >
    > #4) browsing (from internal) to the public side FQDN, https://office.<FQDN>,
    > I get the error with 'certificate does not match...' I can 'Continue to this
    > website (not recommended)' and I do get to the SBS 2008 login page. How do I
    > accept the certificate as trusted?
    >
    > #5) when browsing http://office.<FQDN> from an internal address, why I am
    > being redirected to the https site, and therefore confounded by the
    > certificate warnings? Can't I just skip SSL when browsing from internal
    > (like older version of SBS IIS)?
    >
    > #6) in IIS, is there a purpose to Site #1 'Default Web Site'? It seems the
    > only content is that IIS 7 Welcome page, and I would rather have no-purpose
    > sites not running.
    >
    > This is a brand new SBS 2008 Std. install, I walked through all the wizards
    > in the SBS Console. Browsing from an internal machine (stand-alone Server
    > 2008 R2 with IE8).
    >
    > Thanks much in advance!!!
    > ---JayRO
    Clean install or swing install?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Jay Ohman Guest

    Re: sbs 2008, default site problems

    Brand new SBS 2008 Std. install.
    ---JayRO



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Susan Bradley Guest

    Re: sbs 2008, default site problems

    Inline

    Susan Bradley wrote:

    > Jay Ohman wrote:

    >> Some problems with accessing the SBS website:
    >> #1) Browsing the SBS server from internal with http://sbsserver or
    >> http://sites.<IntName>.local, I get the IIS7 Welcome screen.
    >> Shouldn't I get redirected to the SMS 2008 login?
    Nope, http://connections are blocked

    >>
    >> #2) using secure https://sbsserver or http://sites.<IntName>.local, I
    >> get 'security certificate does not match...' I can 'Continue to this
    >> website (not recommended)' but then I get 'Server Error 403 -
    >> Forbidden: Access is denied.'
    >>
    Yup

    >> #3) has 'companyweb' been abandoned? I can see the url as a host
    >> header under SBS Web Applications in IIS, but no entry in DNS. Site
    >> not found.
    >>
    Nope there should be Cname record in domain.local in the DNS tree

    >> #4) browsing (from internal) to the public side FQDN,
    >> https://office.<FQDN>, I get the error with 'certificate does not
    >> match...' I can 'Continue to this website (not recommended)' and I do
    >> get to the SBS 2008 login page. How do I accept the certificate as
    >> trusted?
    >>
    There's a cert bundle that has to be installed.

    Trust me buy a godaddy cert and install a third party cert it will make
    your remote access experience sooooooooooooooooooo much easier.

    >> #5) when browsing http://office.<FQDN> from an internal address, why I
    >> am being redirected to the https site, and therefore confounded by the
    >> certificate warnings? Can't I just skip SSL when browsing from
    >> internal (like older version of SBS IIS)?
    >>
    Nope. they want you to maintain the SSL connection

    >> #6) in IIS, is there a purpose to Site #1 'Default Web Site'? It seems
    >> the only content is that IIS 7 Welcome page, and I would rather have
    >> no-purpose sites not running.
    >>
    It's there as some software expects that there and running as I recall

    >> This is a brand new SBS 2008 Std. install, I walked through all the
    >> wizards in the SBS Console. Browsing from an internal machine
    >> (stand-alone Server 2008 R2 with IE8).
    >>
    >> Thanks much in advance!!!
    >> ---JayRO
    > Clean install or swing install?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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