Introduction to SBS 2011 Standard Remote Web Access (RWA)

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Moloy Tandon and Richard Pulliam from Commercial Technical Support] Remote Web Workplace (RWW) has been a key feature for the SBS line of products since SBS 2003. It provides a central web location for remote workers to access corporate resources no matter where they are. With the onset… Read more

Remote Working; Why it’s Important for Keeping Your Business Running

How do you manage your small business through the currents of today? Between the current flu epidemic and the possibility of natural disasters occurring in your area; are you prepared for your workers to be out of the workplace, possibly for weeks? Windows Small Business Server with Remote Web Workplace can help.   This year… Read more

Remote Access: SMBs Will Continue to Get Enterprise-Caliber Capabilities with SBS and EBS

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Dave Berkowitz]   We are nearing the point where Windows Server 2008 R2 is going to be unleashed on the world, providing a host of new capabilities that will help dial down costs and improve productivity.   One of the key features we’ve discussed in this blog is… Read more

Remote Working Enabled by Windows Small Business Server 2008

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Becky Lymberis]   Small business owners understand how challenging it can be to run a productive business where customers are satisfied and employees are enabled to deliver high quality service.  Today’s business environment is competitive and staying ahead requires a renewed commitment to satisfying existing customers while delighting… Read more

SBS 2008: Introduction to Remote Web Workplace

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan and Moloy Tandon] Just as it was in SBS 2003, Remote Web Workplace (RWW) is an integral component in the SBS feature set for 2008. Its purpose is to provide a secure centralized web portal for employees and administrators to access network resources. Users can perform… Read more

How to Configure the RWW Timeout

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Chris Puckett] There are two places you can do this (copied below for your convenience). To change the client time-out setting for Remote Web Workplace (default = 30 minutes) Open Registry Editor. Open the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SmallBusinessServer\RemoteUserPortal Note: If the RemoteUserPortal key does not exist, create it…. Read more

BITS, IAS, VSS and RRAS May Stop Responding on SBS 2008 With a Particular NIC Driver

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby and Damian Leibaschoff] We are investigating an issue with certain Intel PRO/1000 EB with I/O Acceleration network card drivers on Windows Server 2008 that can cause the BITS service to become unresponsive after a few hours to several days of operation. When that happens, the entire… Read more

TS Gateway Service Not Started After Restart in IIS Manager

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of  Chris Puckett] When you select the server and click Restart in the IIS Manager console, the Terminal Services Gateway service will be stopped and not restarted, even though the World Wide Web Publishing service is restarted. If you are logged into the server via RWW or a TS… Read more

The Network Policy Server Service (IAS) Fails to Start or be Installed

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Damian Leibaschoff and Wayne McIntyre] We have seen some cases where the Network Policy Server service fails to start, when this happens, functionality provided by TS Gateway (used in RWW) or Routing and Remote Access (RRAS) will also stop working. Furthermore, we’ve also seen, that as part of… Read more

How to Enable Drive Mapping Through SBS 2008 Remote Web Workplace

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of John Bay] The Remote Web Workplace connect to computer feature in SBS 2008 by default doesn’t allow for local drive redirection. When you attempt to connect to the server or a client machine you will get the following popup showing what local resources will be available. The remote… Read more