Default settings of ‘Default Website’, Virtual Directories under Default Website and Companyweb on a SBS 2003 Server


[Today's Post comes to us courtesy Anshul Srivastava]

We get a good number of calls related to Outlook Web Access (OWA), Remote Web Workplace (RWW), or SBS specific features like Backup, Monitoring, and ConnectComputer not working. A fair percentage of these calls are resolved by restoring default settings on Default Website or the virtual directories under it. All we have to do is  compare the settings on the Default Website and the virtual directories, depending on what’s not working, with a working server. You may use this document as a reference to compare the settings you have in IIS with the Defaults on a SBS 2003 Server.


Typically this should be your first step if you experience any of the issues below, however you may have to troubleshoot more if restoring default settings does not help.


* (This is not an exhaustive list)


Activesync issues with support code 0x85010004, 85010001


Access Denied,


HTTP 500 Internal Server error,


Directory Listing denied


Page Not Found


Page shows “Loading....” when you try to browse OWA


After you complete the installation of SBS 2003 (Base OS & SBS Components), Outlook Web Access (OWA) and Remote Web Workplace (RWW) are not configured to use SSL by default. It’s only after you run CEICW (Configure Email and Internet Connection Wizard) or make the changes manually that they are configured to use SSL.


The snapshots have been taken from a SBS 2003 Server, Standard Edition, with 1 Network Card and a self created Certificate, which is the most common scenario.


If the SBS Server was installed using all the default settings and options, you will have 4 websites. Details are given in Table below:


Web Sites








  • Default Web Site

  • Microsoft Sharepoint Administration

  • Sharepoint Central Administration

  • Companyweb
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Application Pools








  • DefaultAppPool

  • ExchangeApplicationPool

  • ExchangeMobileBrowseApplicationPool

  • MSSharepointAppPool

  • StsAdminAppPool
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Web Server Extensions





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Default Web Site Virtual Directories













Virtual Directories installed by Exchange TS Web Client SBS Specific  


  • Exadmin

  • Exchange

  • Exchange-oma

  • Exchweb

  • Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync

  • OMA

  • Public

  • Rpc

  • RpcWithCert

They provide features like OWA, OMA and ActiveSync.



  • Tsweb

Terminal Services Web Client. Use TS from a browser.


 



  • ClientHelp (Provides information for using features like Remote Access, Mobile etc.). Can be browsed by using server_name/ClientHelp in a browser.

  • Backup (Configure Backup)

  • Monitoring (Configure Monitoring and Reporting)

  • ConnectComputer (Connect a client to domain)

  • Remote Web Workplace (Connect to computers at work place from Internet)
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Default Web Site Settings

































Web Site Tab Performance Tab
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ISAPI Filters Tab Home Directory Tab

SBSFLT: c:\inetpub\sbsflt\sbsflt.dll


fpexedll.dll: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\50\bin\fpexedll.dll


OwaLogon: C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\ExchWeb\bin\auth\OwaAuth.dll


If any of these is missing, you may add them manually. Paths are given above.

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Documents Directory Security, Authentication & Control

Settings in this tab would be exactly the same for all virtual directories except for OMA. Please note that we would not display settings for this tab for other virtual directories as they are same as this one. It would be shown for OMA Tab as it is different.clip_image018
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Directory Security, IP Address and Domain Name Restrictions Directory Security, Secure Communications
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HTTP Headers Tab  
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Exchange Related Virtual Directories and their settings






When you install Exchange, it creates the following virtual directories in the default web site:

Exadmin
Exchange
Exchange-oma
Exchweb
Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync
OMA
Public
RPC
RPCWithCert

If you select any of these, right click and select Properties, you would see the following Tabs:

Virtual Directory
Documents
Directory Security
HTTP Headers
Custom Errors

If you have .Net 2 installed, then you will have a Tab called ASP.Net too. All these sites have been designed for asp.net 1.14, so that's what should be selected.

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Exadmin
























Exadmin, Virtual Directory Tab Exadmin, Documents Tab
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Exadmin, Directory Security Tab, Authentication and Access Control Exadmin, Directory Security, IP Address and domain name restrictions
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Exadmin, HTTP Headers  
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Exchange
















Exchange, Virtual Directory Tab Exchange, Directory Security, Authentication and access control
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Exadmin, Directory Security, IP Address & Domain Name Restrictions Exadmin, Directory Security, Secure Communications
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Exchange-oma















Exchange-oma, Virtual Directory Tab Exchange-oma, Directory Security, Authentication and access control
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Exchange-oma, Directory Security, IP Address and Domain Name Restrictions Exchange-oma, Directory Security, Secure Communications
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ExchWeb





















Exchweb, Virtual Directory Tab Exchweb, Directory Security, Authentication and Access control
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Exchweb, Directory Security, IP Address and Domain Name Restriction Exchweb, Directory Security, Secure Communications Tab
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Exchweb, HTTP Headers Tab  
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Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync


















ActiveSync, Virtual Directory Tab ActiveSync, Directory Security, Authentication and Access Control
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ActiveSync, Directory Security, IP Address and Domain Name Restrictions ActiveSync, Directory Security, Secure Communications
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OMA





















OMA, Virtual Directory Tab OMA, Documents Tab
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OMA, Authentication and access control OMA, Directory Security, IP Address and Domain Access Restrictions
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OMA, Directory Security, Secure Communications  
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Public















Public, Virtual Directory Public, Directory Security, Authentication and access control
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Public, Directory Security, IP Address and Domain Name Restrictions Public, Directory Security, Secure Communications
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Backup















Backup, Virtual Directory Tab Backup, Directory Security, Authentication and access control
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Backup, Directory Security, IP  Address and Domain name Restrictions Backup, Directory Security, Secure Communications
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ConnectComputer















ConnectComputer, Virtual Directory Tab ConnectComputer, Directory Security, Authentication and Access control
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ConnectComputer, Directory Security, IP Address and Domain Name Restrictions ConnectComputer, Directory Security, Secure Communications
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ClientHelp















ClientHelp, Virtual Directory Tab ClientHelp, Directory Security, Authentication and access control
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ClientHelp, Directory Security, IP Address and Domain Name Restrictions ClientHelp, Directory Security, Secure Communications
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Remote















Remote, Virtual Directory Tab Remote, Directory Security, Authentication and Access Control
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Remote, Directory Security, IP address and domain name restrictions Remote, Directory Security, Secure Communications
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RPC















RPC, Virtual Directory Tab RPC, Directory Security, Authentication and access control
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RPC, Directory Security, IP Address and Domain Name Restrictions RPC, Directory Security, Secure Communications
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RPCWithCert















RPCWithCert, Virtual Directory Tab  RPCWithCert, Directory Security, Authentication and Access control
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RPCWithCert, Directory Security, IP Address and Domain Name Restrictions RPCWithCert, Directory Security, Secure Communications
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Monitoring















Monitoring, Virtual Directory Tab Monitoring, Directory Security, Authentication and access control
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Monitoring, Directory Security, IP Address and domain name restrictions Monitoring, Directory Security, Secure Communications
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TSWeb





















TSWEB, Virtual Directory Tab TSWEB, Documents Tab
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TSWeb, Directory Security, Authentication and access control TSWEB, Directory Security, IP address and domain name restrictions
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TSWeb, Directory Security, Secure Communications  
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companyweb



























companyweb, Website Tab companyweb, Performance Tab
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companyweb, ISAPI Filters Tab companyweb, Home Directory
Path for SHRPTFLT is c:\inetpub\sbsflt\shrptflt.dll
Path for stsfltr is C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\60\bin\stsfltr.dll
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companyweb, Documents Tab companyweb, Directory Security, Authentication and access control
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companyweb, Directory Security, IP Address and domain name restrictions companyweb, Directory Security, Secure Communications

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Comments (2)

  1. Stumpus says:

    Thanks for making these available.  I've referred to them many times.

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