2 NICS on server. Traffic going ot 2nd Nic

I have 2 NICs in a Windows 2008 R2 server.  Some traffic goes out Guest NIC2 instead of Production NIC1.  Below is what route print shows.  How do you change from Default to a priority metric?  I search Google.  The commands suggested did not work.

Persistent Routes:
  Network Address          Netmask     Gateway Address  Metric

I want traffic intended for to always go that route.
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Mark GalvinManaging Director / Principal ConsultantCommented:
Are both NICs on the same LAN?
cvitech08Author Commented:
No.  Both NIcs are not on the same LAN.
Cliff GaliherCommented:
Did you define a default gatewayvon both NICs? It appears so. Windows (rightfully) complains when you attempt that. Ignoring the warning and proceeding will result in unpredictable behavior.

Only one default gateway. Then define static routes for the other NIC.

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cvitech08Author Commented:
My problem has been defining the static network parameters.

what I tried to configure was the secondary route

route add mask Metric 2 IF 2

I also tried to use route change to add Metric 2 IF 2
Cliff GaliherCommented:
As long as you have two default gateways specified, that'll supersede any static routes you try to define. You have to fix the one issue before tackling the other.
You need to learn a lot about switching and routing. This is not working as you wish. You must to understand how it is working and use this only in that way.

So: if you have more than 1 NIC on a host, only one NIC can have a default gateway, the rest of NICs must be configured without a default gateway. Change that and if the your problem will not be solved, then:

1. Maybe you left the wrong NIC with the default gateway
2. Maybe you must to implement static route on the clients hosts and not on the router

Best regards!
The easiest way to do this, to make sure it is right after a re-boot is to go into the Advanced TCP/IP settings on the LAN adapter on the  network and make sure it has a default gateway configured pointing to

Then go into Advanced TCP/IP settings on the LAN adapter on the network and make sure it has NO default gateway.
Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
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