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Any workaround to get Remote Access Web working on two WHS machines on same home network? RRS feed

  • Question

  • First bulit my own OEM WHS box, then acquired HP EX470 cheaply a few weeks ago

    Anyway to get Remote Access working simultaeously on both

    Note I have the Linksys RV042, which does require manual setting of Port Forwarding for web access to work
    The router does support uPnP, and it passes the WHS uPnP test


    As you may know,the RV042 is a dual WAN router - I have cable as main connection, but do have slow ADSL as backup (with its own IP number)

    Any comments to help with this?
    Thanks
    Jeff
    Sunday, April 26, 2009 10:39 PM

Answers

  • You can set one server to use different ports for example 8080 for http and 4443 for https. Instructions can be found overhere, or overhere. Please note:

    1. Most of the mediasmart instructions also apply to your home built WHS
    2. You don't have to use TZO for domain name on the HP box. You can also use the yourchosendomainname.homeserver.com supplied by MS
    3. You can use the same IP address/domainname for both servers. You use http(s)://yourchosendomainname.homeserver.com to access the server with the original configuration and http(s)://yourchosendomainname.homeserver.com:8080(4443) to access the other server.
    4. You will have to set portforwarding in your router for both servers.
    5. You can also use different domain names for both servers, however you will still need to use different ports on both servers.
    6. If you change port 443 for secure acces you will probably get a certificate error. A solution for that problem is provided overhere


    Alternatively you can also keep ports on both servers as they are and only set different port forwarding rules for both servers in your router; for one server use normal portforwarding rules (port 80 goes to port 80 and 443 to 443) for the other server you can then forward some other ports you choose (for example 8080 and 4443) to ports 80 and 443 on the second server.

    If you also need the "remote RDP part" (access you home server or workstations remotely) you will need to make a change to the file C:\inetpub\remote\rdpload.aspx on one of the systems; change the line MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.RDPPort = port to MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.RDPPort = nnnn (nnnn is a port number you choose, for example 4130). Then in your router forward this port to port 4125 of that system. (This applies to both of the options described above) (I have never actually tested this part personally, but expect it will work)


    Another option would be to have one server access the internet through the cable connection, the other using the ADSL connection, however this will proably make it more difficult to properly setup your home network.

    Just  tomake sure you know, all of this is unsupported and any errors you make may mess up you your homeserver. If worst comes to worst you will need to do a server reinstall to get things back to normal.
    Monday, April 27, 2009 7:35 AM
    Moderator

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  • You can set one server to use different ports for example 8080 for http and 4443 for https. Instructions can be found overhere, or overhere. Please note:

    1. Most of the mediasmart instructions also apply to your home built WHS
    2. You don't have to use TZO for domain name on the HP box. You can also use the yourchosendomainname.homeserver.com supplied by MS
    3. You can use the same IP address/domainname for both servers. You use http(s)://yourchosendomainname.homeserver.com to access the server with the original configuration and http(s)://yourchosendomainname.homeserver.com:8080(4443) to access the other server.
    4. You will have to set portforwarding in your router for both servers.
    5. You can also use different domain names for both servers, however you will still need to use different ports on both servers.
    6. If you change port 443 for secure acces you will probably get a certificate error. A solution for that problem is provided overhere


    Alternatively you can also keep ports on both servers as they are and only set different port forwarding rules for both servers in your router; for one server use normal portforwarding rules (port 80 goes to port 80 and 443 to 443) for the other server you can then forward some other ports you choose (for example 8080 and 4443) to ports 80 and 443 on the second server.

    If you also need the "remote RDP part" (access you home server or workstations remotely) you will need to make a change to the file C:\inetpub\remote\rdpload.aspx on one of the systems; change the line MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.RDPPort = port to MsRdpClient.AdvancedSettings2.RDPPort = nnnn (nnnn is a port number you choose, for example 4130). Then in your router forward this port to port 4125 of that system. (This applies to both of the options described above) (I have never actually tested this part personally, but expect it will work)


    Another option would be to have one server access the internet through the cable connection, the other using the ADSL connection, however this will proably make it more difficult to properly setup your home network.

    Just  tomake sure you know, all of this is unsupported and any errors you make may mess up you your homeserver. If worst comes to worst you will need to do a server reinstall to get things back to normal.
    Monday, April 27, 2009 7:35 AM
    Moderator
  • Brubber What a real quality answer Thanks for sharing your skill Will get on with one of the variants you describe Jeff
    Tuesday, April 28, 2009 4:51 AM