Server 2003 standard sp2 can not connect to microsoft websites or antivirus sites. I had a similar issue with a windoes vista business machine. I updated the vista machine to IE 8 and it fixed the issue. I have read up on this issue and most threads point to virus or malware or something like that. I really want to avoid reinstalling because this is a new server build with Exchange 03 running on it. Any ideas? I am wanting to run our Trendmicro AV server on this machine but it is usless with this issue because the virus defs will not be able to update.