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    Hi Recently I was asked if I was able to setup up FTP on a customer server to share files to their collegues. As there are many security risks in this I decided to share files through sharepoint.

    Unfortunately when I go to connect to the intranet from an external source I keep getting IIS error messages, "page cannot be displayed" and permissions errors. To get to sharepoint I was typing http(s):\\PublicIPAddress\companyweb

    If this is totally wrong please let me know. It does work on the internal network using http(s):\\servername\companyweb ??

    I think I have the appropriate ports open on the router (443 and 80)?.

    Please help. Thanks

  • #2
    Re: Sharepoint

    You access the Companyweb from outside through Remote Web Workplace (RWW) using http(s)://<FQDN>/remote. By logging in there, you get the option to the intranet site (Companyweb - Sharepoint) if you allowed it through the firewall you configured in CEICW. You also need to open port 4125 in your external router/firewall.
    TIA

    Steven Teiger [SBS-MVP(2003-2009)]
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    • #3
      Re: Sharepoint

      Thanks,

      Port 4125 is forwarded to the server on the firewall and I have tried to access the "Company Internal Web..." from in RWW.

      I get a message about displaying secure and non-secure items, when I click okay the RWW header is there but the rest of the page can't be displayed (standard message).

      Have tried to look in sharepoint administration to work out what this could be but am a little lost. Any ideas??. Thanks

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      • #4
        Re: Sharepoint

        I had the same problem. I read somewhere that you need to forward port 444 for companyweb access. I did that and it works flawlessly now.

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        • #5
          Re: Sharepoint

          I hope you didn't open 444 externally in the firewall or you may find some unwanted visitors!
          TIA

          Steven Teiger [SBS-MVP(2003-2009)]
          http://www.wintra.co.il/
          sigpic
          Iím honoured to have been selected for the SMB 150 list for 2013. This is the third time in succession (no logo available for 2011) that I have been honoured with this award.

          We donít stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.

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          • #6
            Re: Sharepoint

            Originally posted by teiger
            I hope you didn't open 444 externally in the firewall or you may find some unwanted visitors!
            Its the only way I could view Companyweb from RWW. When I click the link for "View company's website" it tries to go to www.MYSITE.com:444

            Any idea how to change that port? Otherwise users have to log into their remote pc to view the page.

            EDIT: The page isn't just open to the public, you still have to log into RWW to view it.
            Last edited by dlevasseur; 15th September 2006, 02:18.

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            • #7
              Re: Sharepoint

              Forwarding port 444 on the router didn't work for me. The only way I can get the company web to open in RWW is to initiate a VPN connection to the server and then connect on the local FQDN??. Rather annoying but I will keep working on this.

              Regarding port 444, if you run the Firewall setup wizard on the server and choose to check Microsofts port recommendations they do say you need to open port 444. Although traditionally port 444 has been used by trojans they suggest opening it???.

              If you have any other ideas as to how I can get the RWW company web page to work without the VPN I would appreciated it. Thanks
              Last edited by Cogent; 21st September 2006, 05:47.

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              • #8
                Re: Sharepoint

                As I have worked out that the issue doesn't occur under the VPN I concluded that the issue was related to DNS.

                If you are using two NICs in the server you need to add a host record in DNS for the WAN interface. Sharepoint will work from RWW after you modify DNS without the need to use the VPN as well. The page can't be displayed occurs as your machine will try to use it's own DNS when in RWW for some reason. When I used Nslookup this became apparent.

                Thanks

                LG
                Last edited by Cogent; 19th September 2006, 16:57.

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