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can not find the local network when installing windows small business server 2008

resolver1
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hey,

Im trying to install windows server 2008 sbs downloaded from the Micrsoft site to test before we install a Live CD and we're receiving the message:  can not find the local network.  it wont continue past this screen.  


If you click the test button the following message appears:

title: installing windows small business server 2008

you still have a routable ip address

check the network connection from the server to the router and verify that the link lights are on.

after you check the network connection again to verify that there is a router on the local network, you must click test connection to continue.  

The PC is connected to the network (link lights on the network adapter) and we have a dhcp server giving addresses out.  our IP ranges are 192.34.98.xxx.


Any help is appreciated.  thanks.
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Mike ThomasConsultant
Top Expert 2010

Commented:
You could try disconnecting it from the network or connect it so its own switch/vlan so there is no conflict with your existing network.

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Commented:
Do you know whats win2k is trying to do at this point?? Ill give try what disconnecting it. we only have one machine here.
Mike ThomasConsultant
Top Expert 2010

Commented:
Not sure but i think maybe it might be looking for a clean "network"  other dhcp servers etc might cause issues, it also wants to configure predefined network settings and if they clash with what you have it might fart. I had some odd issues with SBS when connected to another network so I vlan'd it off and it went fine.

Top Expert 2013
Commented:
When installing you can only have 1 network adapter installed and you must be physically connected to a network. That network can be a switch with nothing else attached.
If there is a DHCP server present, it will still install, but it will warn you ultimately the SBS needs to be the DHCP server. Do not install on an network that already has a DC managing the same domain present. It will work, but there are definite conflicts.

If you are installing in a virtual environment it will work fine, but there may be other network factors to consider. If so let us know which VM product you are using.

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Commented:
Robwill. Genious, just attached a switch and it now installs OK :-)


Sounds abit of daft check from microsoft.
Top Expert 2013

Commented:
A little bizarre isn't it :-)
Thanks resolver1, glad it worked out for you.
Cheers!
--Rob