First the scenario. Have a network of 10 computers going thru a normal 24 port switch. All 10 are running WinXP Pro and log into a Win 2003 Server configured as a DC. The DC handles the DHCP and DNS for the network. The IP configuration is 192.168.30.XX for all computers. By design none of these computers have internet access.
Also, have a 2nd network of 6 PC's running WinXP pro. These 6 computers are cabled together thru a Linksys Router (8) ports. The (6) PC's do have internet access. One of the (6) is connected to both networks by an additional cable to the (24) port switch and an additional NIC. The 2nd NIC is configured to allow access to the 192.168.30.xx network. Rest of the PC's have a single NIC with addresses of 192.168.1.XXX. Router address is the standard 192.168.1.1.
Reason for the explanation: I have installed a new server 2008 R2 that is required to be a part of both networks. The (router network) for Internet access and the 192.168.30.xx network because the PC's on that network are running an application on the Win2K8 server using Remote Desktop to gain access. The Win2K8 server at present is not configured as a DC. It is basically a file server with the single application installed. Also, it has (2) NIC's with the primary NIC connected to the (24) port switch and configured for the network managed by the Win2K3 server. No problems in this area.
Problem: I have not been able to get the Win2K8 server on the internet as it doesn't see the router although I can ping the router successfully. If I configure the 2nd NIC with a static IP of say 192.168.1.95 an error message is displayed saying that I have an IP conflict on the network, which I know does not exist. If I configure the 2nd NIC to obtain a dynamic IP, the Win2K3 server just provides another 192.168.30.xx address. Question is what do I need to do? Is there a way to bind the additional NIC to the 192.168.1.1 network or should the 2nd NIC be finding that network on it's own. Both the NIC's in the Win2k8 server are connected to the (24) port switch. Is there an additional role that needs to be installed on the Win2K8 server to accomplish the connection?
I should also say that I just inherited the support on this account so I was not involved in the original set up of both networks. For that reason I am having to feel my way along as to how these networks were setup etc. It should be a relatively simple situation to set up but I have managed to create a project out of this. Any help will be appreciated.
I haven't posted a question on the board recently so if I am violating some protocol with the lengith of the question etc., just let me know what I should or should not do in the future.
Thanks, John Nelson