Windows Small Business Server 2011 installation and configuration – part 3 configuring “Setup your internet address” wizard
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When you finished part 2 “Connect to the Internet” and returned to the SBS Console you now choose “Setup your internet address” to start the wizard.
With this wizard we are going to setup your default domain name for use with the SBS server. This domain name will be setup for use as your e-mail address but also for remote web access (web workplace, outlook web access, etc).
If you do not have any domain name registered you can purchase a domain name via this wizard by choosing the option “I want to purchase a new domain name”. I never used this option because most company’s already own one or more domain names. I heard the options are limited only for a few top level domain domains like .com, .net, etc.
So we choose “I already have a domain name that I want to use.”
You can choose to let the server manage your domain name, only this is preserved for a couple of domain name providers. If you would like to use this option you have to move your domain name to one of these providers.
In this case I will choose for “I want to manage the domain name myself.” You have to configure your DNS records (if needed) manually.
Now we have to fill in our domain name with extension. By default SBS use remote.domainname.extension for remote access. If you would change the remote domain prefix to something different choose “Advanced settings”. Because we have chosen to manually configure DNS records, make sure that the chosen domain name has a record pointing to your server.
The wizard is now configuring you server for remote web access and adding the domain name to your Exchange server.
You have successfully configured your server to use domainname.extension.
The warning you see is because the wizard cannot configure the router for remote access. This is no problem but you have to setup your router to accept the used ports manually.
Go back to part 2 “Connect to the Internet”
Continue with Part 4 configuring “Configure a Smart Host for internet e-mail” wizard