Run the Configure E-mail and Internet Connection Wizard to connect your server to the Internet

A key function of Windows® Small Business Server 2003 is to configure Internet services to the small business network.

To configure Internet services, use the Configure E-mail and Internet Connection Wizard. The wizard is designed to correctly configure settings for your network, firewall, secure Web site, and e-mail services that are used when connecting your computer running Windows Small Business Server to the Internet. Additionally, you can use the wizard to return your server's network configuration to its original state.

There are four components for the wizard:

  • Configure networking. Define the type of connection that your server will use to connect to the Internet. The wizard is designed to support either a broadband or dial-up connection.
  • Configure firewall. Secure your network by preventing unauthorized access to and from your local network. When you enable the firewall on your server, several standard services are allowed through the firewall to ensure Internet connectivity. You can also allow predefined Web services, predefined services, or custom-defined services through the firewall by using the wizard.
  • Configure secure Web site. Allow access to specific Web services or to your entire Web site through the firewall from the Internet. You can select to allow access to the entire Web site or only specific Web services. Specific Web services include Outlook Web Access, Outlook Mobile Access, server performance and usage reports, Remote Web Workplace, and the Windows® SharePoint® Services intranet site. When you allow access to a Web service, the service is also automatically configured to use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) to secure communications between your server and a Web browser.
  • Configure e-mail. Specify how you will send and receive Internet e-mail. Based on the information specified in the wizard, a Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) connector is automatically configured, which is necessary for your Exchange server. You can also configure the Microsoft Connector for POP3 Mailboxes to download mail from POP3 mailboxes at an Internet service provider (ISP). When you enable Internet e-mail, you also have the option to remove specific types of e-mail attachments from incoming Internet e-mail.
  • Troubleshoot network problems. If the network configuration of your server becomes corrupted or changed in any way, you can reset the configuration simply by running the Configure E-mail and Internet Connection Wizard again.

Note

  • If you want to run the Configure E-mail and Internet Connection Wizard at a later time, click the Connect to the Internet task on the Manage Internet and E-mail taskpad in Server Management. To open Server Management, click Start, and then click Server Management.

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