SBS 2008 no network connectivity
Posted on 2011-03-01
I have a customer with an SBS 2008 server running SP2
Server is an HP DL380 G7 with 4 on-board NIC's i have disabled 3 of them.
All was running fine until a few days ago when the customer managed to do something to the electrics which took out the server, also took out the internet connection but that's another story.
Since that incident the server has no network connectivity. If i log on (i am using ILO to logon as i'm working remotely) the NIc that is still enabled shows all the correct ip information (except there is no default gateway in the IPv6 properties) if i do an ip config everything looks fine however i can't ping anything on the internal network, let alone anything on the internet.
I don't know what the customer has done in regards to fiddling but i can't find anything obvious. He did say that the DNS server had been changed from 192.168.222.1 (correct server address) to 192.168.222.2 and that there was no default gateway
I have tried disabling and enabling the NIC, as well as uninstalling it and reinstalling but its made no difference.
If i run the CTIW it can't find my router (no surprise there)
if i check the registry all the parameters of the NIC look fine.
I have disabled the AV, Symantec Endpoint, as well as RRAS but still no connectivity.
I can ping the loopback address but nothing else.
If anyone can help or suggest anything i would be extremely grateful