I am not able to connect a client to Windows Server Essentials 2012. While I am able to browse to http://mydomain/connect
with the client when I run the join app it fails with, "The server is unavailable. Try to connect....etc".
I have two nics on the server, one for the internet (WAN) and the other for the LAN. The WAN nic is just fine and I have access to the internet from the server; however, the LAN nic can't seem to hold the the server's own ip address though it is able to hold the server's ip address as the DNS since that's running. When I run ipconfig/all I do see that the LAN nic is referencing the server's ip address correctly; though when I look at this nic directly the ip address for the server is missing.
I've run BPA I get the "DNS client not configured" and I've tried various suggestions to fix this but none seem to work. I've also changed the nic for the LAN to ensure it's not a hardware issue.
Finally both the server and the client display limited connection on the LAN nic. I don't know what it is I am doing wrong but at this point I've exhausted what I could come up with, any assistance would be greatly appreciated.