Last post Feb 24, 2012 10:33 AM by BigFan
Feb 18, 2012 02:41 PM|BigFan|LINK
I have a site that I host on IIS 6.0 This site is not ready to be live yet. I still have some css work to be done by my designer. She needs to go and view the site to add the css to the pages.
Currently, she is accessing the site externall through a port I set up for her. I don't like it done like that. I want to completely restrict the site from being accessed externally and allow my designer to access it internally because she has remote access
to the server.
Is there a way to turn off the site externally but make it available only interanally!? What IIS settings should I do for that?
Feb 19, 2012 03:57 AM|HostingASPNet|LINK
You could disable external connections on port 80 (http) in your firewall settings.
Feb 19, 2012 12:52 PM|BigFan|LINK
thank you. I tried that, but I was getting the message:
"Windows Firewall cannot run because another program or service is running that might use the network address translation component (Ipnat.sys)".
and in order to avoid getting the message and to let me get to the firewall, according to another search, it was saying that I had to disable remot access: start -> administrative tools -> routing and remote access -> disable my machine, which I do NOT want
to do. I want to still be able to remote the machine.
You guys are the gurus, what do you think I should do.
for the time being, I am "stopping" the sites on IIS.
Feb 21, 2012 07:43 AM|Sam Johns|LINK
Please turn off your firewall.
This is the issue when your firewall is on.
Feb 21, 2012 10:44 AM|BigFan|LINK
Please read what I said. I can't get to the window that will let me turn on/off my firewall. The reason I am saying why is also mentioned.
Feb 22, 2012 04:19 AM|Dino He - MSFT|LINK
Upon trying to open and configure the Windows built-in Firewall, you receive the error:
"Windows Firewall can not run because another program or service is running that might use the Network Address Translation component (IPNat.sys)"
Cause is due to settings left in by "Routing and Remote Access" service. Even if the service is stopped, Windows will still report this error because the network card bindings are still being held by RRAS.
Disable RRAS by opening the MMC for it and "Disable Remote Access and Routing". This can also be found by Right-clicking "My Computer", opening the Service and Application node.
By Disabling RRAS in this way, the network protocol interface bindings are removed allowing for the Windows Firewall and Connection Sharing service to take over.
Hope it helpful.
Feb 23, 2012 11:10 AM|BigFan|LINK
I mentioned a concern in my thread above: if I do this disabling, would that mean that I won't be able to remote to the machine anymore?
Feb 24, 2012 02:36 AM|Dino He - MSFT|LINK
Turn off the firewall not equal to disable the remote access,
so you can remote to the machine, I think.
Feb 24, 2012 10:33 AM|BigFan|LINK
I don't think you understand me... but thank you for being persistent.
I was trying to turn off the firewall ----> I went to the control panel and when I try to click on the firewall ----> I get this message:
"Windows Firewall can not run because another program or service is running that might use the Network Address Translation component (IPNat.sys)" ----> you said go disable RRAS and you won't get this message. Now I am saying: If I disable the RRAS, would
that mean i won't be able to remote desktop to the server anymore?
You can forget about the firewall for now, and answer me the last question.