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Server 2008 connected clients cannot surf the Internet

Torrey Bates
Torrey Bates asked
Last Modified: 2010-04-19
Connected computers to a 2008 Server cannot surf the web, they can only map network drivers, print, etc.  

In the past I just put forwarders on the DNS Server for the ISP's DNS as well as the Routers IP.  In 2008 Server it will not allow the Routers IP address, only the ISP's DNS.  I think this is my problem?  

I have disabled the firewalls on both the clients and Server as well as turning off NPS (Network Policy Server) to eliminate those as the problem.  I have tried with both XP Pro SP2 and Vista SP1 - same result - NO Internet.  

I've setup everything the same way I did in past on 2003 and 2000 servers but I'm sure something NEW in 2008 is what I'm missing?  When a request for the Internet comes to the Server from a client something is not making or allowing the request to jump from NIC1 to NIC2 and get out to the Internet.  Switch and Router have been swapped and still no Internet.

I have two NIC's in my server.  One for the LAN and one for the WAN.

NIC 1: (Internal Network)
Gateway: BLANK

NIC 2: (External Side)
Gateway: (my linksys router - DHCP turned OFF on it)

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