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HOw to make a Windows 2003 server a default gateway of an internal network?

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Hi:

We currently have a machine with windows 2003 server. On this server, we have 3 NIC cards. One NIC, say NIC1 is connected to the outside network, 2 other NICs cards are  connected to 2 other PCs (XP). We want to build all these three as a small internal network with the Windows 2003 server plays the role of the default gateway.

If you know how to make the Windows 2003 server machine a default gateway, please give some help.

Thanks a lot.

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Hi fhmc and Fatal_Exception:

Thanks a lot for your help.

I've used Routing and Remote Access tool. I use this tool to set this 2003 server as a router and a remote access server.

Here is what I've done:
-- Set the first NIC card (facing WAN) of the 2003 server with its correct IP address (the IP address connected to the outside network)
-- Set the 2nd NIC (on 2003 server) --> 192.168.11.1 (NO DG)
-- Set the 2nd PC conencted to 2nd NIC --> 192.168.11.101 and DG: 192.168.11.1
-- Set the 3rd NIC (on 2003 Server) --> 192.168.12.1 (NO DG)
-- Set the 3rd PC connected to the 3rd NIC --> 192.168.12.101 and DG: 192.168.12.1

I already been able to access the 2nd & 3rd PC from the 2003 server.
With this details, it's better for me to discuss in details what I need: On the 2nd PC (connected to 2nd NIC), there is folder, say 2nd_PC_Folder_1, which can be shared. I already could map this foler to a drive (W:\) on the 2003 server.

Because this 2003 server is a domain object, from other computer in the same domain can access this server and see what is shared on this server. However, from other computers, we cannot access the folder 2nd_PC_Folder1.

In order to be able to access this folder on 2nd PC from other computers that can already access the 2003 server, what I need to do. if you have some idea about this, please help.

Thanks a lot,

Somits




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Hi fhmc and Fatal_Exception:

To be fair for both of you, I'll accept your answers and open a new question on what I've just asked.

Thanks a lot,

Somits
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Yes, I saw it, and after I quickly commented, I recalled this thread...  (added a quick comment regarding a switch..)  not that it really answered any of your questions.. lets see if anyone else comes up with a quick and easy fix..  

BTW, thanks!

FE
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