Help changing sbs 2003 network set-up...


I have been running a sbs for several months and today we moved offices. In our new office the needs of the network were a little different and we decided to set-up the sbs 2003 with one network card rather than 2 (the way it has been.) I disabled the second network card and ran the Internet set-up wizard to configure the system with one card but I am having a variety of problems. The main issue is that I can no longer see the server on the network. Do I need to change other settings so I can see the server on the network using only one nic?

Thanks for your help!
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TG TranIT guyCommented:
You need to disable the external NIC
You need to disable ISA
jeremymiAuthor Commented:
Right now I'm using the NIC that was connected to the WAN. It is connected to the router that is providing IP address to the network. Should I use the other NIC (that was the internal connection) to get the connection to the router?

If I disable the ISA does that shut down the company web, FTP, email and such?
TG TranIT guyCommented:
You need to disable the WAN (external) NIC.  SBS now will provide DHCP for the network.
ISA does not affect FTP, web, email...  However, you need to make sure that you have a firewall and configure it to route ftp, email, web to the SBS server.  Basically, you are replacing ISA with another firewall whether you use the router's firewall features or purchase a dedicated firewall like those from Sonicwall, Watchguard and such

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jeremymiAuthor Commented:
Will SBS automatically know to receive email and all other external requests to the internal NIC rather than the external?

The main router and firewall for the office is providing IP addresses for all devices, not the sbs. Can you not run sbs server and have the router distribute IP addresses?

I tried to find ISA in the add remove programs and it's not there?
Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
You probably don't have ISA Server installed.  You are probably missing the Gateway IP Address on your NIC.  That should be set to your router's IP.

After adding that run the CEICW again and hopefully that will resolve your problem.

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