Friday, 14 September 2007

SBS - CEICW - Web Services Configuration Choices

At one point during the Configure Email and Internet Connection Wizard, we get to choose which services are exposed to users that logon to the Remote Web Workplace:

The following are the choices:
  • Outlook Web Access: Direct Outlook Web access via
  • Remote Web Workplace: The Web site we use to access internal SBS resources via
  • Server performance and usage reports: For anyone given permission to see the reports via the Reports and Monitoring Wizard, they will be able to click on the link in RWW, logon, and view the reports live.
  • Outlook Mobile Access: Permission to configure your Windows Mobile device to synchronize with Exchange for email, contacts, appointments, tasks, and more from anywhere.
  • Outlook via the Internet: Allows Outlook 2003/7 to connect to Exchange via RPC/HTTPS.
  • Windows SharePoint Services intranet site: The Companyweb internal site made available via RWW. A logon may be required.
  • Business Web Site (wwwroot): Setup a Web site such as to be hosted on the SBS box (not recommended).
  • Allow access to the entire Web site from the Internet: This is not recommended at all as everything in and under the Default Web site will be accessible via the Web!
The Configure Email and Internet Connection Wizard is probably one of the most important wizards in SBS. Understanding the mechanics for how the wizard goes about configuring the various components is not required. It is, however, imperative that we understand all of the available choices to us as we run through it in order to make the proper decisions.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists

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