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How do I configure multiple gateways on a Windows 2003 Server

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chadwillbeFlag for United States of America asked on
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I have a client that has a T1 connection with a Netgear firewall and a DSL connection with a Motorolla modem/firewall device.  I would like to be able to RDC to the SBS 2003 server over both the T1 and the DSL connection.

T1 Router LAN IP: 192.168.0.254
DSL Router LAN IP: 192.168.0.253
SBS 2003 LAN IP: 192.168.0.248

Scenario and constraints: The SBS currently has only one NIC and IP Address. (I can add a second IP address if that would help me achieve the resolution I'm seeking). I prefer not to add a second NIC. I need for the server to send mail out of the T1 router (.254) only. In the SBS's TCP/IP properties I have added a second gateway for the DSL (.253).

My progress:  By adjusting the 'metric' setting for each gateway I can direct Internet browsing traffic thru whichever Internet connection I want, however, I can only connect via RDC with the T1 and not the DSL, or, I can connect via RDC with the DSL and not the T1.  I have not tried using the "Automatic" metric setting for both of the gateways though... my concern is that if I did, how would I control which gateway the server would send mail through.

This is my first question to be posted so I hope I've setup the question with enough info for you to reply.  If not, please let me konw.
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