SBS 2003 and beyond

Jan 11 2009   3:50PM GMT

SBS 2003 to SBS 2008 Migration Part 4

Roger Crawford Roger Crawford Profile: Roger Crawford

Houston we have a problem here…….. When testing the RWW connect to computer it would work once and then the rest of the time the login box would keep prompting for a login. Ok what is going on here I ran the Fix network wizard and it would show this error.

Component ID #3If the Fix My network wizard shows that component ID #3 is broken, this
means that within IIS the RPC virtual directory settings are incorrect.
Continuing to fix this error within the wizard will correct the RPC virtual
directory to support both Basic and NTLM authentication to this virtual


I could see that the permission would get changed on the RPC Virtual directory but couldn’t keep it set. I finally posted this on the SBS 2008 connect newsgroup and got the fix for this issue from thomasds. I went to and on there was this

Another common problem on xp SP3 is that RWW keeps on prompting you for login details even though you enter the correct info.
Here is a possible solution for that issue:Authentication issues with Outlook Anywhere and Terminal Services Gateway (TS Gateway)

Use the procedure that follows to fix these authentication issues:

    * Microsoft® Outlook® repeatedly prompts you for credentials through Outlook Anywhere (previously known as RPC over HTTP)
    * Remote computer log on fails if you are using the Connect to Computer feature in Remote Web Workplace

You can encounter these issues if you open the TS Gateway Manager administrative tool. When you open TS Gateway Manager, the server turns off basic authentication for the RPC virtual directory. Because of this, there is a delay in accessing Outlook Anywhere. To prevent future authentication issues of this type, install the hotfix that is described in Knowledge Base article 954034 on the Microsoft Web site (

To immediately repair authentication issues with Outlook Anywhere and TS Gateway, perform the steps in the following procedure.
To fix the authentication issues with Outlook Anywhere and TS Gateway

      > Click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.
      > In the User Account Control window, click Continue.
      > In the Connections pane, expand <your server name>.
      > Expand Sites, and then expand SBS Web Applications.
      > Click Rpc, and then in the /Rpc Home pane, in the IIS section, double-click Authentication.
      Verify that Basic Authentication and Windows Authentication are enabled. If either authentication is disabled, click it, and then in the actions pane, click Enable.

I applied the hotfix and life has been good. The main reason I really needed this to work correctly was my wife uses this a lot for work and one of the others also use this daily so it had to work. I also found that 443 was bound to the default website and this was causing a problem with the windows updates. I removed it from the default website and made sure it was applied to the SBS VD and then the WSUS started working. Simple enough and I then continued on and demoted the old server and away we went.


Til later just Roger

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