I am in the process of setting up SBS2k3, for the second time and am trying to resolve some issue during this testing phase.
From the server I am unable to access www.google.com
using IE. I can use the IP address and this resolves ok. I can use the google bar and this works most of the time. Sometimes it comes up with http://www.google.com/search?q=www.google.com
but no the home page. Sometimes it comes up with page can not be found. Also when I try to access links from eventid.net like http://www.eventid.net/display.asp?eventid=1000&eventno=3084&source=ASP.NET%201.1.4322.0&phase=1
, I get page can not be displayed. Server not available or DNS error.
I tried modifiying the hosts file on the server (not sure if this is a good idea) and it made no difference. Nearly everything works ok. Although I did have problems downloading files from MS until I applied a Sharepoint fix. That issue more or less went away except for the links from eventid.net. All of the above sites can be access from a machine outside of the SBS2K3 network but behind the same router and on the same internet connection. Although I do not have a client machine on the new sbs network at the moment I did have a client on the previous sbs2k3 which had the same problems on the server but from memory the client machine worked ok.
The first install I had the same problem and I also had problems with the mail delivery. I can't imagine that they are related and I have not tested the mail on the new install enough to be sure that I am not having the same problems, although it initially seems to be ok. I have been very specific about trying to keep the logs clean and am pretty happy that there is not any issues there.
However just for reference I am still getting the follwing on shutdown
3x 8026 from MSexhangeAL,
1x 2102 from topology and
1x 8250 from service control.
I also got
3x 1000 from windows sharepoint service 2.0 with 2 mins of startup
2x 63 from Winmgmt.
The company website seems unaffected and everything else appears fine. From my initial readings these are acceptable on startup. Although I want to find a fix for the winmgmnt errors.
i don't knoiw enough about DNS to troubleshoot this so any help would be appreciated.