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How can services in a Virtual Machine be accessed from the internet?

Windows SBS 2003 Premium Server SP2, name TEST, domain abc.com. Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1.
One guest OS, Windows 2003 R2 Standard, name DEVELOPMENT, joined to domain abc.com

Need to allow Terminal Servics and HTTP traffic onto the guest OS, W2003. Hardware Firewall is forwarding the traffic, but the VM is not responding.

How can services in the VM be accessed from the internet?

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static-voidCommented:
the vm should be identical to a real machine, what i would suguest is looking to see if a firewall is running on the VM or something like that... by default the firewall is on after the R2 setup untill after you switch on automatic updates. Otherwise troubleshoot it just like you would any other network issue, ping both ways, try connect to the http port from the server itself then from inside the network before trying from the internet
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phermiAuthor Commented:
thanks. Firewall is  ON, exceptions are ON,    exception is created for TS (exampple). I do can access the VM via TS from the Network, no from outside.

I've read a little about the Loop-back adapter but I am not sure that is the path I should follow.
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mxp1l0tCommented:
Is the exception for TS allowing any IP Address or just the inside network?  Traffic coming from the Internet via the firewall will probably be seen as the original Internet IP Address because most hardware firewalls won't perform NAT on incoming traffic.
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phermiAuthor Commented:
Exceptions are opened for ALL IPs
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mxp1l0tCommented:
You mention that the hardware firewall is forwarding the traffic, how do you know that?  Is the traffic reaching the TS machine?  Is the return traffic reaching the firewall?

A VM doesn't have anything special (same rules apply to physical machines) to access it via the network.

So just guessing here, but is the network routing setup in all places?  Default gateway on the TS machine set to be the firewall's inside address?

I just noticed that you are not using VMWare.  My comments won't include any configurations required by the Virtual Server software.
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phermiAuthor Commented:
Well, I stated that I am using Virtual Server since the beggining. So before spending time, are you experienced on it or are your suggestions also applicable?

Well, I do not have a network sniffer but I have 80 rules in the hardware firewall and all work except those addressed to the VM Guest, including the ones that go to the VM Host. When I refered to "firewall is ON, exceptions are ON", I refered to Windows Firewall running on the VM Guest.

I can TS the VM Host and access web sites hosted there in multiple ports .... I can access the VM Guest from the LAN. Default gateway info is fine in all machines, real or virtual.
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mxp1l0tCommented:
I'm a VMWare expert and this is the VMWare zone.

I would guess your issue is with the firewall or the Virtual Server host.  Other than that I'll leave this topic alone.
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phermiAuthor Commented:
Is there a zone for Virtual Server 2005?

For what is worth, if the VM Guest is on, no traffic can reach the VM Host, and I can not even ping the VM Host from the LAN.

Thanks
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phermiAuthor Commented:
Kudos for me ....

After an "intervention" from a Microsoft support representative, the issue was on the drivers for the Broadcom BCM5708CNetExtreme II GigE Adapter. This guy initiated a call to Dell and it was a "well known" issue with the PowerEdge server that uses that NIC.

Driver update is available at http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&releaseid=R164432&SystemID=PWE_P4_1900&servicetag=FR424C1&os=WNET&osl=en&deviceid=8641&devlib=0&typecnt=0&vercnt=7&catid=-1&impid=-1&formatcnt=2&libid=5&fileid=220858
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mxp1l0tCommented:
phermi,

Thanks for adding your solution.  It's great to put some closure on it.
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