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How to run Windows Server through mod_proxy

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We have a Windows XP machine functioning as a file etc "server" and a Debian Linux machine running
Apache httpd as a web server. We intend to replace the XP machine with some version of Windows Server (looking at WHS 2011 at the moment on a trial basis). I would like to be able to continue running the Apache server, but to allow web access to the WHS machine using apache mod_proxy. I already have this working for several servers (etc. usermin).

I've tried setting this up in my mod_proxy ssl config:

ProxyRequests off
SSLProxyEngine on
ProxyPass /whs/ https://x.x.x.x:443/
ProxyPassReverse /whs/ https://x.x.x.x:443/

When I enter on an external computer I get "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage". If I try to access this site within my network my browser redirects to

Has anyone got this config working, or is there a recipe somewhere for this? I really don't want to use IIS as my primary web server.

posted Jan 4, 2014 by Satish Mishra

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1 Answer

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You might be better off removing the port number from the ProxyPass and, more importantly, the ProxyPassReverse.Apache only rewrites matching URLs, and the links that your proxied server are creating probably do not include the port number.

answer Jan 5, 2014 by Dewang Chaudhary
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