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new sbs2008 problems

nigelbeatson asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
We have just replaced our old sbs2003 server with an sbs2008 server. The sbs2008 server was installed disconnected from the network, and then connected in to transfer data accross from the old one to the new. 2 completely seperate domain names and server names.

We also then ran the internet connection wizard to connect the new server to the web. (with the old server still running).

We have now disconnected the old server and are running on the new one entirely.

We seem to have some issues which I could do with some help with resolving.

Every now and then the Internet connection is lost. ie It feels like a dns issue in as much as I can see the router is connected, (ie to the ISP) but the server no longer sees it. I can ping it, but when I run the internet connection wizard again, it finds the router and server, but than fails the test at the end. Eventually it comes back on. I can also still ping external IP addresses. Any ideas?

I also get problems when adding a new workstation. It connects to the domain OK, but then when we try to configure the Outlook client, we keep getting asked for the username and password for "remote"?

If I cancel it about 3 times it does connect to the exchange mailbox, but it is very annoying.

In addition nslookup does not find anything on its own. Looks like a an IP6 response, however if I type NSLOOKUP SBS2008 it responds correctly.

Not sure whether I need to add a forwarder to the DNS, but when I do, it connot resolve the address.

Really odd behavior but I would welcom any assistance in trying to resolve these things.

Any ideas where to start?

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