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SBS 2008 Internet Connection

Posted on 2011-02-23
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I just installed SBS 2008 and trying to setup a client machine on windows 7 and XP. The logon is super slow and there is not internet connection on client computers. I have put in a static IP on client machine with IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, and DNS pointing to SBS 2008. I am used to SBS 2003 and do not understand what I am doing wrong. I have ran internet connection wizard in the SBS 2008 box. Help?????
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by:Sikhumbuzo Ntsada
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Do you have Active Directory installed on the 2008 server?
If yes then all you need it to set the default gateway in your DHPC scope all your clients will get proper connections, like DNS, Gateway.

If there is no AD, then you need to pay closer attention on your, subnet mask, default gateway and DNS on the router and make sure they are the same on the clients.

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by:AustinWeaver80
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It is a SBS 2008 and I am not using DHCP. I am manually configuring clients with the proper IP address, subnet, default gateway, and DNS????????????? Now my RWW work place is not working. I dont understand please help?
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by:AustinWeaver80
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I figured out the RWW problem but client problem still is going on. In SBS 2003 you could run the ICW and everything would be figured out for you including internet for clients. Is there a different way of doing it in SBS 2008 besides running "Connect to the Internet wizard" and "Setup and Internet Address"
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That link does not work but now my clients appear to work and I am not sure why. I dont know if it takes some time in SBS 2008 for client computers to be able to add themselves ????????? But it works now really strange
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Once again not really the help I needed but it works now
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