No internet connection on a server running Windows Server 2003
Posted on 2011-03-21
This is a very bizare case i have. Basically i have a server which is running Windows server 2003 standard in a domain environment. This server itself is not a DNS or AD server it's just as member server of the domain. It hosts our bespoke applciation. For some reason the server has just stopped being able to contact the internet. The server is configured with 10.0.0.21 static IP DNS entries are correct and default gateway is correct. I cannot ping an IP address on the internet via IP or FQDN
We also have some remote software called Logmein and this is also saying the computer does not seem to be on the internet. We have uninstalled the Network cards and Windows reinstalled them.
Used winsock fix no joy. I thne told it to get a DHCP address and bingo internet started to work.
Changing it back to static and we lost the Internet again. Internal LAN is fine and the server is accessible via RDP. We also tried telling DHCP to always assign the IP 10.0.0.21 but we had problems with that to. The switches look fine and all other servers are fine. Dns has entries for this server in it;s forward lookup zone.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated