After installing two Server 2016 Essentials servers this week, I found Anywhere Access on both servers didn’t work properly. When I browsed to the Remote Web Access URL (mycompany.remotewebaccess.com) , I was always greeted with the Internet Information Services (IIS) page. I figured I may have setup something wrong, so I double-checked my settings but everything was setup correctly.
I then went to mycompany.remotewebaccess.com/remote and the site then came up fine.
This is the workaround I found to fix this issue.
Step One: Open Internet Information Services (IIS)
Step Two: Go to Sites > Default Web Site > HTTP Redirect
Step Three: Check the box Redirect requests to this destination: “Enter company URL with /remote at the end.
Check the box “Only redirect requests to content in this directory (not subdirectories)”
Step Four: Click Apply You should be set now. If this doesn’t work for you, restart the Default Web Site.
I found this forum thread on TechNet with other experiencing the same issues. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to comment on that thread. That will help bring it to Microsoft’s attention. I believe this is a bug with Server 2016. Server 2012 and 2012R2, this worked perfectly without having to do this HTTP Redirect. I will keep you posted if I learn more.
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