Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Hosting Multiple Domains on SBS 2003 (Part 4)

This tip doesn't exactly pertain to hosting multiple domains, but it could if you want to get creative.

Customizing the text on Remote Web Workplace
If you're like me, and you don't want the Remote Web Workplace to say one domain and not the other, you want to change things up a bit. Also, if you followed the steps in Part 3 around UPN enabling, Remote Web Workplace still asks you for your user name instead of an email address.

You can change this text, pretty easily infact! In c:\inetpub\remote, is all the files the remote web workplace uses for website. This includes the text file web.config. This is probably one of the most important files for the functionality of Remote Web Workplace, so make sure you back this up before you start editing it.

However, if you open it up in a text editor, like Notepad, you'll be able to see in the {appSettings} section there is a list of all the strings. If you know a little bit about coding, you can go in and change strings in the 'value=' section. Just becareful with special characters, especially quotes as they might muck up the whole file (which is where the backup comes in handy). If you want to use quotes, be sure to use the html version of these like "&__" for the special charactor your looking for.

If you want to change the string "Username" to "E-mail address" scroll down the list until you find the L_LOGON_USER_NAME and change the string between the quotes for value= to "E-mail address".

You will have to do an iisreset.exe at the command prompt to make the changes take effect, and all of your users will be logged out of Remote Web Workplace each time you make an edit to this file.

But hey, it's fun to play with. If you're feeling risky, you can even go in and edit the ASPX code to say ..... add your own logo?


Ryan Brown said...

I have many questions regarding the process listed. Have you updated any steps since the post?

Sean Daniel said...

There aren't any additions that aren't in the comments of the previous 3 posts.

Do you still have any questions?

Anonymous said...

How can i configure UPN for SBS 2011 or 2008.