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sbs 2008, default site problems

J

Jay Ohman

#1
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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S

Susan Bradley

#2
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?
 

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S

Susan Bradley

#4
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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?
 

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