FAILED SBS 2008 Set up your Internet address wizard
Posted on 2010-09-16
I have this problem with the SBS 2008 Set up your Internet address wizard which is driving me insane.
I have recently bought a new server to migrate a sister company onto a domain system. I have installed SBS 2008 with no problems. BUT have hit a few hickups
FYI, we installed SBS 2008 on a VM, becuase the linux server system installed runs a few apps for the company.
Firstly, I had to install a router between the server and the Cable Modem becuase SBS kept saying the isp has DHCP server, ok fine... you win this time SBS!
I configured the WAN and LAN of the server and made the server ip a DMZ on the router.
This is the issue, as with probably 15k other people.
The company has a hosted domain, email, support system everything. It is in the best interest of this place to leave the hosted domain in place and use exchange pop3 connector for the 20 or so emails. I do not want the server to manage the domain.
But when I choose to manage my own domain and i enter central.mydomain.com.ar the wizard fails completely, no matter what domain I attempt to use, same errors, also saying it cannot configure the ports. When I use an outside site to tracert the servers static ip or port scan the server the ports are open.
I do not want to BUY a domain, we must leave the existing email address intact.
Before in SBS 2003, i just entered my domain and viola, no issues. I just set up a subdomain to forward RWW traffic to that servers static IP, bought a few certificates and no problems. attempting to do that here has failed, as well as creating MX and A records on the webhost pointing to the ADMCENTRAL Subdomain, which should be this server. Has anybody hit this roadblock? I know not to skip any wizards and must complete this task before moving to the next, but its becoming increasingly complex.
I just want to configure the domain to be admcentral.mycompany.com.ar
and the emails to be @mycompnay.com.ar
A little help is highly appreciated...