companyweb not working for clients

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Jason, Apr 30, 2004.

  1. Jason

    Jason Guest

    I'm using XP Home Edition to connect. I know some
    features won't work like Outlook 2003, but the
    documentation says companyweb should work as far as I can
    tell.

    The error is The page cannot be displayed from a
    computers on the local network, but not on the domain. I
    have tried everything I could find and spent many hours
    on this.
     
    Jason, Apr 30, 2004
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  2. I'm using XP Home Edition to connect. I know some

    Thanks for posting your question.
    Do you have this machine set up to look to the SBS server for DNS
    resolution?
    Thanks!

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    Wesley Kendall [MSFT], Apr 30, 2004
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  3. Jason

    Jason Guest

    Yes I moved the local DNS entry of the workstation to the
    internal IP of the server and away from DNS from DHCP of
    my 2Wire DSL router. I'm somewhat new to DNS, but I see
    an alias(cname) record named companyweb in the forward
    lookup zone of the domain. It points
    companyweb.domainname.local
    to
    servername.domainname.local
     
    Jason, Apr 30, 2004
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  4. Yes I moved the local DNS entry of the workstation to the
    If you attempt to ping "companyweb" from a command line on the workstation,
    can you do so?
    Thanks!


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    Wesley Kendall [MSFT], Apr 30, 2004
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  5. Jason

    Jason Guest

    Jason, May 1, 2004
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  6. No, I am not able to ping companyweb or
    I would like an IPCONFIG /ALL from both the server and the workstation,
    please.
    If you are not able to ping companyweb from the workstation, it is a DNS
    issue. The SBS install creates a CNAME record for companyweb that points to
    servername.domain.local.
    Verify that your workstation is only pointing to the internal adapter of
    the SBS server for DNS resolution. Also verify that there is a CNAME record
    in DNS management under the forward lookup zone for your domain.
    Thanks!

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    Small Business Server Product Support

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    Wesley Kendall [MSFT], May 1, 2004
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  7. Jason

    Jason Guest

    Below is the info you asked for. Yes the DNS for the
    local machine is pointing to the internal nic of the
    server for DNS. There is a cname record in the forward
    lookup zone for sbistrial.sbis.local which is my
    servername.domainname.local. By the way, I don't know if
    this helps, but I can ping companyweb.sbis.local or
    sbistrial.sbis.local. I don't know how those DNS records
    are supposed to be set up, but that cname record has an
    alias of companyweb, FQDN companyweb.sbis.local, and FQDN
    Target of sbistrial.sbis.local.

    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

    D:\Documents and Settings\Jason>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : JAYLAPTOP
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    gateway.2wire.net
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Wireless-G
    Notebook Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0C-41-D0-
    1C-88
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 172.16.1.37
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 172.16.0.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 172.16.0.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 172.16.1.1
    172.16.0.1
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, May
    01, 2004 5:50:12 PM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, May
    01, 2004 6:50:12 PM

    Microsoft Windows [Version 5.2.3790]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2003 Microsoft Corp.

    C:\Documents and Settings\adminjjr>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : SBISTRIAL
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : SBIS.local
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : SBIS.local
    gateway.2wire.net

    Ethernet adapter External NIC:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : gateway.2wire.net
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100
    VM Network Connection
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-08-02-38-FB-4A
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 66.142.131.55
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.240
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 172.16.0.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 172.16.1.1
    172.16.0.1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, May 02,
    2004 6:05:59 AM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, May 02,
    2004 6:15:59 AM

    Ethernet adapter Internal NIC:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Linksys USB 2.0
    10/100 Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-10-60-25-67-38
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 172.16.1.1
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 172.16.1.1

    C:\Documents and Settings\adminjjr>
     
    Jason, May 2, 2004
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  8. why is your lappy getting DHCP from 172.16.0.1 ? What is 172.16.0.1? it
    appears to also be giving your SBS external interface its DHCP.

    Why are you using a USB NIC for your SBS internal? (OK, it should work but
    it's a bit odd)

    The server and all clients connected to it should use _ONLY_ the SBS
    internal addresss for DNS.

     
    SuperGumby [SBS MVP], May 2, 2004
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  9. Jason

    Jason Guest

    I figured it out. I have been working on it continuously.
    The client needed appended internal DNS suffixes in order
    to resolve. I added servername.domainname.local and
    domainname.local. Now it resolves http://companyweb by
    appending servername.domainname.local which is what the
    FQDN reads in the CNAME record that was created during
    installation. I didn't know that the name of the cname
    record, companyweb, is not what is being resolved. I just
    learned this by finding that I could ping
    servername.domainname.local from the client, but not
    companyweb.

    Why USB? My server is an Evo desktop; it saves space in
    my house. It's stacked on top of my laptop station and
    under my montior in pancake fashion; this makes my wife
    happy unlike the old days of littering the place big
    boxes. It has five USB ports and no PCI slots available.

    the 172.16.0.1 is the internal DHCP assigned IP of my
    router.

    Thanks for your help, you guys got me going down the
    right road.

    Jason
     
    Jason, May 2, 2004
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  10. I believe you have found a solution but not cured the problem.

    Why is the lappy, on the internal network, getting DHCP from a device on the
    external network?
    Why is your SBS external interface getting a 66... address from the router
    at 172...?
    Why are both your internal network and router in the same subnet when you
    have a dual homed SBS?

     
    SuperGumby [SBS MVP], May 2, 2004
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