SBS 2003 installation problems
Posted on 2004-10-26
I'm having trouble sucessfully installing SBS 2003 and am getting different error messages or errors each time I reinstall. I've done a clean load 3 times now. I have a new HP ML330 with two SCSII drives running raid 1. I've used Smart Start each time and the drives seem OK. I can partition the drives and save files etc. So that seems fine.
What my problem seems to be is in DNS or something like that. I don't remember the first error, but it said something to do with DNS. I went past it and couldn't come back to see the error. I tried a fresh install again from Smart Start and this time it said Share Point Services failed to load. The installation finished and I was able to connect to the MS update site, but nothing else on the web.
The server is behind a Cisco Pix firewall with port forwarding. I used 192.168.1.5 as the server IP (one NIC only). I used the ISP DNS addresses as the prefered DNS server and 192.168.1.5 as default gateway. Is this not right? Does anyone have any ideas? Am I missing something obvious?