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

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Last Modified: 2012-05-09

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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