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Hi,

We are running SBS Std 2003 in a domain environment with DNS running and cannot access our own website which is hosted externally.
Our domain is mycompany.local and our website is mycompany.com.au.

This has only been a recent problem and often when we reboot the Domain controller we can access our site.
When we attempt to access our site, we get a timeout message.

I haven't added a host name 'www' as the domain name to our website has .com.au rather than .local.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
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When i do a nslookup, here is my results.

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

>nslookup www.mybusiness.com.au
Server:  mybusiness.local
Address:  192.168.1.10

Non-authoritative answer:
Name:    www.mybusiness.com.au
Address:  "address of my webserver"
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by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
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Please post a COMPLETE ipconfig /all from the SBS.

Jeff
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Microsoft Windows [Version 5.2.3790]
(C) Copyright 1985-2003 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

   Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : alpha
   Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . : Mybusiness.local
   Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
   IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
   WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
   DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : Mybusiness.local

Ethernet adapter Network Connection:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel 8255x-based PCI Ethernet Adapter (1
0/100)
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-04-23-88-DB-8C
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.11
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
   DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.10
   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Ethernet adapter Server Local Area Connection:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/1000 MT Network Connection
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-04-23-88-D6-48
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.10
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
   DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.10
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy earned 2000 total points
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Therein lies your problem.

You need to configure separate IP Subnets for each of the two NICs.  Please refer to http://sbsurl.com/twonics for an example of this.

It's easiest if you change the WAN NIC (Ethernet adapter Network Connection) because your internal DNS is already configured for 192.168.1.10.  This will also require that you modify the router's configuration.  There are also a couple of adjustments to make on the LAN NIC (Ethernet adapter Server Local Area Connection).

First, change your Router's LAN IP to 192.168.200.254.  Then, change the WAN NIC's IP to 192.168.200.11, and the default gateway should be changed to 192.168.200.254.  Leave the DNS Server set as 192.168.1.10.

Then, on the LAN NIC, REMOVE the Gateway entry, and then on the WINS TAB add 192.168.1.10 as the WINS Server.

Finally, rerun the Configure Email and Internet Connection Wizard (CEICW -- linked as "Connect to the Internet on the To-Do list in the Server Management Console)

A visual how-to for that is here:  http://sbsurl.com/ceicw

Jeff
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by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
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FYI, your workstations should be using DHCP supplied by the SBS (not the router) to get all the proper network settings.  If you have DHCP enabled on the router, please disable it and follow the steps outlined at the bottom of http://sbsurl.com/dhcp to restore the service to your SBS.

Jeff
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Thank you for your help.

Within the next few days (the weekend for me) I'll make these changes and report back to you.

Thanks again,

James Daley
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by:james_daley
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Jeff,

I've made all the changes you specified.  In DNS, should the forwarders be set to the DNS Servers of my ISP, or to the IP of my router; 192.168.200.254?

And for the workstations, the network settings should be:

IP: 192.168.1.xx
Subnet: 255.255.255.0
Gateway: 192.168.1.10
DNS: 192.168.1.10
WINS:192.168.1.10

Is this correct?

Thank you for your help
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by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
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DNS forwarders should be your ISP's DNS Server IPs.

The workstations should be using DHCP supplied by the SBS for best results.  Set your SBS correctly and your workstations will automatically be configured correctly.

Jeff
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