+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 7 of 7
Windows Server 2008 R2 Thread, Random HTTPS access in Technical; I've just taken over a primary school with Server 2008 r2 and win7 clients. When I try to connect to ...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Coalville
    Posts
    54
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Random HTTPS access

    I've just taken over a primary school with Server 2008 r2 and win7 clients. When I try to connect to https:\\fronter.com\leicestershire some computers work fine and some refuse to connect it's the same with any https site. Http sites work fine.

    As it's a primary school they logon using a generic user ie year1 with no password, would this cause the problem?

    When I logon locally to a computer it works evertime on any pc, so it must be a restriction from the server.

    Any ideas how I can tackle this problem?

    Thanks

  2. #2

    EduTech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Reading
    Posts
    5,077
    Thank Post
    160
    Thanked 938 Times in 732 Posts
    Blog Entries
    3
    Rep Power
    275
    I don't believe you can set a restriction via Group Policy to block HTTPS Traffic for Users. If there is i would assume it would be under the Internet Connections Node in GPO Manager, If you look via GPO Manager you will be able to see what rules are being applied to those users. But to be quite honest i don't think this is where the problem lies.

    Have you tried adding that address to the Trusted Sites list (via Group Plolicy of you like or/ manually) ? to see if it works then?

    James.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Surrey, UK
    Posts
    120
    Thank Post
    20
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Rep Power
    10
    Could it be a difference in how invalid https certificates are handled or us the behaviour the same on any secure website?

    Also, what firewall is being used? We run a more restrictive firewall/web filtering for our generic year based accounts.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Coalville
    Posts
    54
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Thanks for the replies.
    I haven't tried the setting trusted sites via GPO but I will do although it doesn't explain why it works on some computers and not others when they are logged on as the same user. The firewall is off on the pc's i've tried. All the https sites i've tried have failed so i'm not certain its dodgy certificates

  5. #5

    AngryTechnician's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    3,730
    Thank Post
    698
    Thanked 1,214 Times in 761 Posts
    Rep Power
    395
    Have you checked the proxy settings? It's possible to set different proxies for HTTP and HTTPS, so if the settings are not enforced by Group Policy, a wrong setting could affect one and not the other.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Coalville
    Posts
    54
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    The proxy wasn't correct so I corrected it for all computers but it didn't fix the problem.

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Surrey, UK
    Posts
    120
    Thank Post
    20
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Rep Power
    10
    Do you have a firewall/web filtering other than on the pc's themselves? I would be surprised if the only firewalls were on the pcs - possibly on another server, standalone box or external ie via lea? We run a 3 tier firewall - on pc/servers, a back firewall which also provides web filtering that is part of the domain and an external firewall, a dedicated hardware firewall outside the domain.
    Last edited by ianh64; 28th November 2010 at 09:46 PM.



SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 15th November 2010, 11:52 AM
  2. Random Website: Random.ORG
    By DaveP in forum Links
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 20th March 2010, 09:05 AM
  3. https Question. . .
    By maniac in forum Web Development
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 6th January 2008, 08:17 PM
  4. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 26th January 2007, 01:15 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •