Wednesday, March 20, 2013 10:57 PM
I am newbie to the Microsoft server world, but I got a little bit knowledge. My company were ask me to study on SBS2011 and currently I installed the essential version. I am currently on the initial setup (getting started task) on the prtion where I have to set up remote web access but my boss says we will not do RWA instead he wants Internal Remote Web Access ( I don't know if I get the right term). He wanted to setup the SBS for internal use. What I understand is that I can not go through the next steps like setting up DOMAIN NAME unless I finished first the RWA.
I am trying to google it but no luck on how to do internal remote web acccess.
Your help, contribution and time is kindly appreciated.
Thursday, March 21, 2013 11:28 PMNot sure what you mean by 'Internal Remote Web Access'. SBS 2011 Essentials is a server. It also acts as a 'domain controller'. When your PCs are 'joined' to the domain, they will be able to access files/folders you set up on the SBS server. They will not be able to 'remotely control' the server to run any programs installed on it. Domain joined PCs must be Windows XP Pro, Win7 Pro or Win8 Pro (or higher). Home Edition operating systems cannot join the domain.Remote Web Access has a few components, most notably being able to remotely access your domain joined PCs and run them just like being in the office; and, being able to securely access folders on the server.Robert Pearman has written a few articles on SBS 2011 EssentialsThere is also a build document for installing and configuring SBS 2011 Essentials...Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials Build document
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/1312.sbs-2011-essentials-build-info.aspxSBS 2011 Essentials resources
Merv Porter [SBS-MVP]
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 12:23 AM
You have to go through the wizard for external to turn on the website even for just internal. So select the free/ MS Live domain option and complete the wizard
FWIW, we had a meeting once and they question was asked, should we turn on the website by default. I adamantly said yes, but no clue why everyone else in the room said no. So here we sit like birds in the wilderness waiting on the wizard to run.