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SBS 2003 SetUp

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Hi,

I've just installed SBS 2003.......I'm completley new to servers and would like a few pointers to some good referece guides to setting the system up.

I've managed to add computers, users and set up exchange to work correctly.  My main problem (I think) is that I do not have broadband access as yet and am dialing out on ISDN with dynamic IP's. What I can't work out is how to configure client pc to access internet through server.

Next stage would be VPN - but think will wait till ADSL available?

Thanks for your help in advance

Clive
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Cheers - but havn't really solved the problem

Not sure how to set up how the client computer connects to intenet - have tried using tools - internet options - connections and set the LAN IP settings to those of the ethernet adaptor local area connection (obtained by ipconfig)

Is this the right idea?

Cheers

Clive

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You should be able to leave the connection options on automatic.

What version of SBS2003 do you have standard or Premium (premium comes with ISA server)

Can the server get access to the web sites?

If yes then check the DCHP settings on the client machine are handing out DNS information pointing to your SBS server DNS server ip address (usually 192.168.1.x) and the default gateway is pointing to the same ip address.

If that does make sense to you then on a client machine, open a cmd prompt window and type ipconfig /all

That will display all the information.

If you not sure what that means, post it here.

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Cheers for the info...


Everything's going wrong now.....Had an issue with the NIC on a client computer - couldn't access the domain but didn't know why. Removed the computer from domain back to a workgroup thinking I could run the wizzard to rejoin the domain and now can't access anything?

Am trying to get hold of an old friend that works with servers....any ideas in the meantime?

Cheers

Clive

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On the client computer open a cmd prompt and type in ipconfig /all

Check that the machine is getting dhcp ip address and info from the server
Check that the DNS server ip is correct

If the details are wrong then check other machines to see if they have the same information. If they are all wrong change the settings on the server.

If the settings are okay - then try to joing the domain with the NETbios name rather than the fully qualified doamin name (FQDN). If that works then you have a DNS problem.

Post back!

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Managed to sort it out for myself - ISA Server was not installed!!!

Will give you the points though!

Clive
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