Enhance Remote Access With A Reverse Proxy If you are anything like us, then you may want to run a number of different web applications and services on your Windows 2012 Server Essentials box, each of which may have their own web interface.
That’s fine when you’re at home, on your local network. But to be able to access that content remotely will require opening additional ports on your router. What happens if something happens to your router and you to set up all those ports again? You’d have to remember each and every single one of the ports you had open, and configure them all over again.
Installing and configuring a Reverse Proxy component on Windows Server 2012 Essentials is the solution. With this great "How To" Project, home server expert and Microsoft MVP Christopher Courtney walks you step by step through downloading and installing the necessary components to get a Reverse Proxy up and running in the IIS web server.
From there, he guides you through configuring the necessary rules to be able to access a typical web application remotely through your Anywhere Access domain.
If you love web applications but get frustrated by difficulties in accessing them on the road, this is the guide for you!