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ICS problem under Win2000 server

hi
i'm running win2000 server on a LAN and tried to enable ICS so that other client computers(including 1 winxp, 1 win98 and 1 redhat8.0 computers) can access the internet as long as i'm on the net.

i enabled the ICS feature but got the following every time i boot my computer:

a pop-up window with the title "service control manager" read:
at least one service or driver failed furing system startup. Use event viewer to examine the event log for details.

i took a loot at the event viewer and found the following error:
Description: The Internet Connection Sharing service hung on starting.

and expectedly, those LAN computers are not able to access the internet.

so what's the problem and how can i fix it?

Thanks a lot,
KEN
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mykl_cCommented:
Ken,
Is yours the only server on the LAN.
If not, which machine is serving DHCP (providing IP addresses to the client machines)?
ICS also enables Dial-On-Demand, so when one of the clients tries to connect, yours should dial up (you need to have Connect Automatically enabled for your internet connection).
If you aren't having an issue with DHCP, then try simply removing and configuring ICS again.
Where there any more details in the event viewer? Even an error code may offer some information.
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ken021600Author Commented:
well, win2k was installed but i'm not using it as a server providing all sorts of services to other LAN computers. basically i just want to enable this ICS thing only.

i didn't enable the "on-demand dialing" feature coz i want control on making internet connections. otherwise i will get a big phone bill next month. :)

i don't think DHCP is an issue though. all other LAN computers have static IP addresses in the same range as mine. (mine is 192.168.0.1)

i've tried to disable ICS and re-enable it, unfortunately it didn't work.

thanks
KEN
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ken021600Author Commented:
and the event ID of that error is: 7022

thanks
KEN
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ken021600Author Commented:
i only installed one NIC on my win2k server computer. could that be the reason for the problem? is installing two NICs a MUST?

thanks
KEN
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varoujBCommented:
Ken u have answered ur question.
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ken021600Author Commented:
is there a way to get around? can i install a "pseudo-NIC"?

and what about the case under win2k professional? do i have to install 2 NIC?

thanks!
KEN
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mykl_cCommented:
If you have one NIC and the dialup then you are ok.
The problem is the fixed IP addresses - ICS REQUIRES that it have the address 192.168.0.1 and that the clients get their addresses via DHCP from the ICS server.

So, you must set the clients to obtain an IPO address automatically, ICS will not work otherwise, it's that simple.

Sorry about the delay in response, I'm in Australia and don't always have access to the net.
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ken021600Author Commented:
well it's not that simple for me ...... :(

i've already set client computers to get IP addresses from DHCP. and i've already set the host to 192.168.0.1

but after restarting, i just got the same problem!

which part of oz are you living in? in most major cities accessing internet isn't a problem at all.

thanks for your help
KEN
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ken021600Author Commented:
helloooo.......?
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mykl_cCommented:
Sorry Ken, relying on access from a church I support. In Wollongong, south of Sydney.
ICS can be a dog sometimes but I've got it running in a few different peer-to-peer networks and all ok. ICS on win2K with mix of win9x, win2K clients.
Can the PCs see each other?
Is IP the only protocol you're running?
If the PCs can see each other and you are only running IP, the ICS is doing its job serving DHCP - try sharing a folder on each of the machines.
Sorry about the delay, you can email me on:
mykl_c@hotmail.com of if near you can call 0403 858 792.
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ken021600Author Commented:
i've installed win2k prof and enabled ICS. everything works fine now. i'll fiddle with win2k server later.

thanks anyway
KEN
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