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Posted on 2011-03-04
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I have a situation where the SBS 2011 Connect to Internet Wizard is unable to complete successfully.  I am connected to the Internet (manually) with a functioning DHCP.  But I can't complete the CIW.  Unfortunately I cannot run the Internet Address Management Wizard because it requires me to complete the CIW.  I love the 2011 wizards...until you hit a situation that doesn't match the perfect scenario.

My customer is assigned a /26 subnet from a class A routable address block by one of their critical partners.   They do not have a choice in the matter.  This is the subnet that we must use because of various VPNs.  Even though it uses "routable addresses" it is protected by a Cisco firewall and routing is very tightly controlled.

Before I start the daunting process of manually configuring SBS without wizards, any thoughts that would allow me to bypass this error message and resume using the SBS 2011 Wizards?
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Glen Knight earned 500 total points
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Get yourself a mini hub or switch and plug the server in on it's own to this switch.  Gie it a gulag 192.168.1.1 address and complete the wizards.

Once your done, change it's IP address.

The recommendation is always to use a private IP range and SBS2008 would have caused the same problem ;)
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Excellent answer.  I woke up this morning planning to do that very thing.

Regarding the best practice, I absolutely agree.  Were it not for the demands of a very powerful (and apparently very old school) business partner, I'm sure they would be running a private IP range.
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