Windows route add of persistent static routes failed

I'll insert more details in the next 5 hours but this is the issue I'm facing:

I have 2 LAN NIC :
one of them, pre-existing & connected all these while are working
fine & its gateway is the default gateway for this server.

I just connected another cable (from another LAN) which was tested
working on my laptop to LAN 2 : by connecting/disconnecting & observing
status of LAN 2's network "Status" from Windows 2003, I'm positive this
port is LAN 2 which shows as "Connected" now (after I did "Repair" on
LAN 2, then it got activated).  I've assigned an IP addr & mask to LAN 2
but without gateway set on this NIC port

However, when I tried to add a persistent static route (the exact persistent
route command which I previously (errr about 2 weeks ago) was able to add
successfully on my laptop, it rejected with an error that the gateway was
unreachable or not on the same subnet.  The command was "route add Mask -p"

I'll attach the exact screen shot & commands in a few hours' time
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setasoujiroConnect With a Mentor Commented:
if you want to add a route , there is also a gateway needed.
you need to set a gateway on the second nic for LAN2 and then add the route as: Mask gatewayoflan2 -p
sunhuxAuthor Commented:

"gatewayoflan2" was as indicated in the 1st post ie

Attached the MSWord file which gives more details

Appreciate further inputs
setasoujiroConnect With a Mentor Commented:
yes but you say:
I've assigned an IP addr & mask to LAN 2
but without gateway set on this NIC port

the error means that .200.1 is NOT in the subnet you provided : -

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sunhuxAuthor Commented:

Yes, I assigned IP addr & mask only to LAN 2 but without gateway
as I wanted to add static persistent route for the subnet on LAN 2.

Strange that when I used a laptop 2-3 weeks ago to add the same
persistent static route, it went through but not this time with the
server.  I'll repeat what I did again with the laptop
sunhuxAuthor Commented:

Hmm strange, I defined the default gateway on LAN2 as (with
the same IP addr & mask left there) : an error pops up to say is
not on the same subnet & it asked if I wanted to proceed to which I replied Yes
& bingo, it works : both LAN1 & LAN2 have their respective default gateways
(which I never expect one server can have 2 default gateways at the same
 time).  I can now reach 172.x.y.z subnets/networks via Lan1 & 192.168.a.b
subnets via Lan2 (where a is probably 140 & not 128 as I indicated earlier)
sunhuxAuthor Commented:

Any further comments?  If not, I'll close this thread in 2 days' timje
setasoujiroConnect With a Mentor Commented:
i thought so (about the .140)
but a server can surely have more then one gateway...
the only thing to check is your routing table is correct.

consider awarding points though
sunhuxAuthor Commented:
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