Server 2k8 on Hp Proliant ML350

Posted on 2012-09-14
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2012-09-18
Hi, I'm looking for some basic assistance trying to get my server to connect to the internet after doing a fresh install of win 2k8. Domain role is added already.
Gave it a static but doesn't make a different. I have it going through an HP procurve  GB switch. I can't even see other devices on the network.
I think it might be a dns issue. Have tried several things I got from online but after toiling for 10hrs I'd like to get some help.

Question by:nomaadic
  • 2
LVL 17

Accepted Solution

bigeven2002 earned 1500 total points
ID: 38399923

A couple things, can you ping the gateway IP address?  You mentioned giving it a static  address, do the subnet, gateway, match the other clients on the switch?  Since this is a domain role, it should be pointing to itself for DNS, which ever IP address you gave it or  Don't specify an alternate DNS.

Also, for internet, you can setup DNS forwarding which is recommended so your own DNS does not have to resolve internet addresses.  You can use your ISP's DNS servers.


Author Comment

ID: 38399966
Hey bigeven2002... I accepted the wrong thing and the question is closed but I'd appreciate so more help since you received the points already if you don't mind :-)

I get  destination host unreacheable when pinging the gateway
LVL 17

Expert Comment

ID: 38400092
Certainly.  Unreachable could mean a couple things, one hardware, or two, software.

First, before you gave it the domain role, did you have access then?  

If not, then it may mean a hardware issue, on the back of the server where the cable is plugged in, do you have a link light that is blinking?  If it is not blinking, that means either a bad cable, bad port in switch, or the card is disabled in BIOS or device manager.

Software, it may be a driver issue with the network card, or it may be the network card speed settings.  The speed setting should be set to auto detect.  If it is a different setting like 1000 full duplex, it may be incompatible with the switch if the switch does not support full duplex.

I will be back on later tonight to check for responses.  Thanks!

Featured Post

NFR key for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license (for 1 year, up to 10 users). This license allows for the non‑production use of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 in your home lab without any feature limitations.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article explains how to install and use the NTBackup utility that comes with Windows Server.
For anyone that has accidentally used newSID with Server 2008 R2 (like I did) and hasn't been able to get the server running again because you were unlucky (as I was) and had no backups - I was able to get things working by doing a Registry Hive rec…
This tutorial will walk an individual through locating and launching the BEUtility application to properly change the service account username and\or password in situation where it may be necessary or where the password has been inadvertently change…
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…
Suggested Courses

862 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question