How should I set up my router?

Updated: March 30, 2011

Applies To: Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials

During this step, Windows SBS 2011 Essentials attempts to automatically configure your router by using UPnP commands. To do this, your router must support UPnP standards, and the UPnP setting must be enabled on your router.


Your network configuration should follow the supported network requirements for Windows SBS 2011 Essentials. There should be only one router on your network. For more information about Windows SBS 2011 Essentials requirements, see Get Started.

If the router is not set up by the wizard, you must manually forward port 443. For information about how to set up port forwarding on your router, see Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials: Router Setup.