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clients not connecting to the SBS 2008 http:/connect page

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Can't get my clients to get the Connect page to come up so I can attach their computers to the domain. Need help troubleshooting this one. Need a quick response as I need to finish this in the morning. I have another question posted for the same system as well.

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by:rettif9
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Make sure that you have added the client computers and users on the server first, configure workstations to use SBS server for DNS use DHCP on SBS server, local area connection -> properties -> TCP/IP properties -> advanced -> DNS ->check box to "register this connections address in DNS" you may need to manually add A records in DNS on the server.
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by:Terrymac_Computer_Guy
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Thanks for the quick reply retiff9
I've checked and there already is an A record in dns for the sbs server and the clients are set to obtain an ip address and dns automatically. I've checked and they are getting an IP address assigined properly. I've only added the user in the sbs as I thought when you get to the \connect page it would take you through the process of adding the computer to the sbs domain. The point is the connect page doesnt even materialize it just says something like webpage not found.
Any other thoughts?
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I realize you aren't using static IPs on your workstations but the DNS configuration steps described in the solution may be of help to you.
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by:Terrymac_Computer_Guy
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Hi Rettif9 thanks for the quik responses again. I found the answer and reviewing your link you were leading me down the right path. This network is replacing an existing Windows 2000 domain and the problem was that the workstations are set to automatically get an IP address but the DNS was set to the old Windows 2000 server. Once I set this to automatically obtain it found the correct SBS DNS server and the Connet page was accessible. Thanks for your help.

Any thoughts on my other question I posted on the POP3 Connector?
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