New Server Cant Browse Internet

I have a new Windows 2012 R2 std server that I just installed the OS on.  I am unable to browse to the internet, and unable to run windows updates.

I can resolve URLs on the public internet, and can ping them.  So I have connectivity to public servers, but I can not browse to them.  I am unable to browse by IP or URL.

Steps I have already taken:
Install MWB and scan for malware.

I have confirmed my IP settings, subnet, gateway, etc.
I have already disabled the "IE Enhanced Security Configuration"  for both admins and users.
I have disabled the firewall for public and private networks.
I can NSLOOKUP URLs and Resolve them.
I can PING public IPs and Ping public URLs and Resolve them.
I have done netsh winsock reset & rebooted.
I have done netstat -ab | find "80" and TCP is listening.
I have done netstat -aon | find "80" and TCP is listening.

Please help!
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cef_soothsayerAuthor Commented:
I can browse to the firewall web interface.  I can browse to the localhost website.  But it seems like port 80 outbound is filtered.

Firewall is a Sonicwall.  Log file on debug shows that port 80 request is approved and traffic is passed.  But browser still gives "unavailable" for all sites.

Other systems inside firewall can browse just fine.
Have you checked the servers internal firewall? Do you have an Antivitus sofoftware that also provides firewall services, if so check it to see if firewall is blocking.
Muhammad BurhanManager I.T.Commented:
do ipconfig /all
SonicWall's IP should be default gateway.
If DNS server is configured in your premises so server's dns should point to the DNS server.
after DNS setup run nslookup and query multiple domains to resolve.
put firewall ip in server's browser proxy.
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cef_soothsayerAuthor Commented:
The servers firewall is disabled.   There is no anti-Virus on the server.

@ Muhammad Burhan
The sonicwall is the servers gateway. There is no proxy setup.  DNS is set to primary local, & secondary public.

DNS resolves correctly.
WORKS2011Managed IT, Cyber Security, BackupCommented:
what happens if you test with Chrome or Firefox?
ivan rosaCommented:
have you tried to flash the dns server?
ipconfig /flushdns

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have you look in your whitelist on you firewall?
cef_soothsayerAuthor Commented:
Same thing with Chrome @ Firefox

@ivan rosa
Yes, I've flushed the cache.
cef_soothsayerAuthor Commented:
If I change the server's IP address, the problem still exists.  So I don't think it is a firewall rule / NAT / PAT issue...
cef_soothsayerAuthor Commented:
ARGH.  Just figured it out.  Came across this article.

I really didn't want this machine on the domain, since I'm migrating away from the MS / AD / Exchange world.  But adding the machine to the domain fixed the issue.

So question is, WHY?  Why does a VM have to me a domain member to get internet browsing access?  Both internal and external DNS resolution was working fine without AD authentication...

Oh well...

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cef_soothsayerAuthor Commented:
Found the solution online elsewhere.  See last post.
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