connect client to SBS 2003

I am setting up SBS 2003 at a residence and am unable to connect Win7 client computers.

When I use the http:/servername/connectcomputer it says ..."cannot display web page"
When I enter the server address, 10.0.0.6/connectcomputer I am able to run the connect computer setup for user and computer but the last step says "An error occurred when configuring network settings.  Please see your administrator."

My network topology is less than ideal, but I have to work with a dynamic address from the ISP going to a DHCP router for the home which then goes to another router which has a static LAN for SBS.  SBS is configured as the DNS server for the SBS network, and DHCP is off on SBS, and the second router.
The Connect to the Internet wizard was unable to configure the router automatically, so I opened all the required ports manually(on both routers, to start).

The I have gone through the Todo list, and have the server and clients patched.
The client adapter is pointing to the SBS DNS server, and all computers have internet connectivity.
 
Can you assist in connecting client machine? Thanks.

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Glen KnightCommented:
Does the client have the SBS servers IP address for it's DNS?
You may also need to enter the URL as http://servername.domain.local/connectcomputer to get it to work.

If your not using the SBS server for DHCP then the client probably won't be getting the DNS domain suffix
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Shreedhar EtteCommented:
Hi,

Refer this article:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/926505

Hope this helps,
Shree
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Shreedhar EtteCommented:
Also refer this article:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/838431
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AE_JBAuthor Commented:
Tried the format from comment 1, didn't work

artical 1 has solution for a problem I am not having

artical 2 - read it before posting, problem still present

Now when I log on there is an additional user account available called
_sbs_netsetup_
which prompts for a password

Thinking the problem may be with one or both of the router, in configuration of dynamic DNS, or possibly configuration of UPnP, both of which are still at default setting.
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Glen KnightCommented:
Have you confirmed the settings I mentioned in my first post?
Can you post an IPCONFIG /ALL from the SBS server and the client you are trying to connect please?
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AE_JBAuthor Commented:
Yes, sorry.  The client adapter has SBS machine set as its DNS server, and the router address set as the default gateway.

Client is windows 7 professional with two network adapters, network adapter 1 is disabled and network adapter 2 is used.

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Client ipconfig/all:
Windows IP Configuration
   Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : JSmith-PC
   Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :
   Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
   IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
   WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-50-8D-94-73-58
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::ed61:7237:ac8d:6cb3%11(Preferred)
   IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.10(Preferred)
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1
   DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 234901645
   DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-13-5A-8F-A7-00-50-8D-94-73-58
   DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.6
   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
Tunnel adapter isatap.{1F4B55A3-2DC0-47ED-8974-4FD0AA65FC1E}:
   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
   IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e76:10f8:987:f5ff:fff5(Prefe
rred)
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::10f8:987:f5ff:fff5%15(Preferred)
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

======================================================
SBS ipconfig/all:

Windows IP Configuration

   Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : sbs03lab
   Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . : sbslab2010.local
   Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
   IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
   WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
   DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : sbslab2010.local

Ethernet adapter Server Local Area Connection:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet
NIC
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-30-BD-6D-E8-96
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.6
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1
   DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.6
   Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.3
   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

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Glen KnightCommented:
OK, it's not going to effect this issue but remove the WINS address from the SBS server, it's completely invalid.

OK, on the TCP/IP properties of the network card on the Windows 7 machine under the DNS tab enter the sbslab2010.local into the DNS Suffix for this connection.

Then can you ping the SBS server by name?
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AE_JBAuthor Commented:
UPnP is enabled on the router, and firewall on router is off.
Firewall settings on client have all available networking services allowed from the firewall applet in control panel.
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Glen KnightCommented:
did you try my suggestion above?
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AE_JBAuthor Commented:
the top box has
10.0.0.6 as the server address

append these DNS suffixes(in order)  is checked

the bottom box I added
sbslab2010.local

dns suffix for this connection is  blank
checked is  Register this connection's address in DNS
unchecked is  Use this connection's DNS in DNS registration

I pinged sbslab2010.local which returned:
Pinging sbslab2010.local [192.168.1.3]
Request timed out.

192.168.1.3 is the address of the second router which is assigned by DHCP of the first router, if I am not mistaken.
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Glen KnightCommented:
the clients on your 10.x.y.z network will not be able to resolve the 192.168.1.x addresses so this needs to be removed.

Also on the SBS server can you check the forward lookup zone in the DNS console, what IP address is listed for your servers name?
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AE_JBAuthor Commented:
Not sure how to do the first part, I don't have the authority to make significant changes to the 192.168.1.x network, without consulting with other people.
Forward lookup zones are (3):
_msdcs.sbslab2010.local
dns.sbslab2010.info
sbslab2010.local

When I looked in properties for the SBS03LAB server; under the interfaces tab, the server is restricted by radio button to listen to DNS requests by only a list of ip addresses, and the server ip address is the only one listed.  Shoud I open this to "all IP addresses", or add the address of the client machine, so it listens for it?
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AE_JBAuthor Commented:
I will follow the solution, or try to find another work around.  Thanks.
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