Connect remotely to the server

Using Remote Access Service

To complete this procedure, you must be logged on as a member of the Domain Admins security group.

  1. Start the Remote Access Wizard, and follow the instructions to complete the wizard. To start the Remote Access Wizard, click Start, and then click Server Management. In the console tree, click Internet and E-mail, and then in the details pane, click Configure Remote Access.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Start the Assign Applications Wizard to install Remote Access Service components on client computers connected to the Windows Small Business Server network (a local connection is required). To start the Assign Applications Wizard, click Start, and then click Server Management. In the console tree, click Client Computers, and then in the details pane, click Assign Applications to Client Computers.
    • Start the Create Remote Connection Disk Wizard to install Remote Access Service components on client computers not connected to the Windows Small Business Server network. This wizard creates a remote connection disk that you distribute to users. To start the Create Remote Connection Disk Wizard, click Start, and then click Server Management. In the console tree, click Client Computers. In the details pane, click Create Remote Connection Disk.

For more information, see Configuring remote connections.

ImportantImportant
If your server has a firewall, the virtual private network (VPN) filter is enabled to allow VPN traffic to pass through the firewall. If you are using a router device with firewall functionality enabled, check the manufacturer's documentation for details on how to allow VPN traffic to pass through the device.
ImportantImportant
All members of the Mobile Users group have permission to use remote access when it is enabled.

Using the Remote Web Workplace

Before connecting, run the Configure E-mail and Internet Connection Wizard and enable the Remote Web Workplace.

  1. Connect to the Internet.
  2. Start Microsoft Internet Explorer, and type one of the following URLs in the address bar:
    • If you have a registered domain name, and it points to the server, type: https://externaladdress.com/remote
    • If you have a registered domain name, and it points to your Internet service provider (ISP), type: https://servername.externaladdress.com/remote
    • If you know the external IP address of the server, type:
      https://ipaddress/remote
  3. If prompted, type a user name (in username format) and a network password.

Using Outlook Web Access

Using Connection Manager to access Outlook Web Access

  1. Start the Remote Access Wizard, and follow the instructions to complete the wizard. To start the Remote Access Wizard, click Start, and then click Server Management. In the console tree, click Internet and E-mail. In the details pane, click Configure Remote Access.
  2. Start the Create Remote Connection Disk Wizard to install Connection Manager on client computers not connected to the Windows Small Business Server network. This wizard creates a remote connection disk that you distribute to users with dial-up connections. To start the Create Remote Connection Disk Wizard, click Start, and then click Server Management. In the console tree, click Client Computers. In the details pane, click Create Remote Connection Disk.
  3. Insert the Remote Connection Disk into the client computer's floppy disk drive. Click Start, click Run, and then type a:/setup to install Connection Manager.
  4. Using Connection Manager, establish a remote connection to the Windows Small Business Server network.
  5. Open Internet Explorer, and then in the address bar, type:
    http://servername/Exchange/
  6. If prompted, type a user name and a network password. A Web-based version of Microsoft Outlook called Outlook Web Access opens in Internet Explorer.
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Users working on client computers connected to the network can open the company's internal Web site at http://servername, and then click Remote E-mail Access. Servername refers to the name of the computer running Windows Small Business Server 2003.

Using the Internet to access Outlook Web Access

  1. Connect to the Internet.
  2. Open Internet Explorer, and then in the address bar, type: https://ExternalAddress.com/Exchange/
  3. When prompted, type a user name and a network password. A Web-based version of Outlook called Outlook Web Access opens in Internet Explorer.

Using a virtual private network

Windows XP Professional

  1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Network and Internet Connections.
  2. Click Create a connection to the network at your workplace.
  3. Click Virtual Private Network connection, and then click Next.
  4. Type a name for the connection, and then click Next.
  5. Select Automatically dial this initial connection.
  6. Type the host name or IP address of the server that you are connecting to, and then click Next.
  7. Select one of the following:
    • Anyone's use. All users logged on to this computer can use the VPN connection.
    • My use only. Only the current user can use the VPN connection.
  8. Click Finish to create the new connection.

Windows 2000 Professional

  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Network and Dial-up Connections.
  2. Double-click Make New Connection, and then click Next.
  3. Click Connect to a private network through the Internet, and then click Next.
  4. Type the host name or IP address of the server that you are connecting to, and then click Next.
  5. Select one of the following:
    • For all users. All users logged on to this computer can use the VPN connection.
    • Only for myself. Only the current user can use the VPN connection.
  6. Type a name for the connection, and then click Finish.
ImportantImportant
You must also enable the virtual private network filter in the Configure E-mail and Internet Connection Wizard. On the Packet Filtering page of this wizard, select Enable packet filtering, and then on the Packet Filters page, select Virtual Private Networking (VPN) as an additional filter.

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