Connect computer to SBS 2008 - 7 hours headache :(

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    nomade0

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    Hi everyone,

    I know this issue is addressed over and over on many forums, but I've spent the day going through the threads and couldn't find an answer. I'll try to be clear:

    My problem: I want to connect client computers to my newly installed SBS 2008 and they just won't connect. There is not error, they just don't talk to each other - I suspect a DNS setting problem.

    The context: I just installed SBS 2008 on a machine where SBS 2003 was running before. I did a fresh install and didn't try to migrate anything. There was a domain in place before, with an AD managing it in SBS 2003. Now that 2003 is NOT running anymore, I can STILL connect to the domain with the different logins (to my surprise).
    3 clients run Windows 7
    1 client runs Windows XP
    All computers (server and clients) are connected to a switch via wire, the switch is connected to a DSL router.

    Details on the situation: I suspect there is a DNS problem. When I try to connect to http://connec/ from a client, I get a typical "404" error.
    DHCP: the router was running the DHCP server (worked fine with SBS 2003). I turned it off and activated it in 2008, as it was recommended everywhere. But I don't see a change (see logs of a client below)
    DNS: - I used the 2008 IP address as DNS server for a client computer, but it doesn't work. After I make that change, I can't go on Internet anymore.
    - However, I can ping the server, and I can also ping outside addresses like ATT's dns servers.
    - I did change the DNS suffix in the Advanced DNS options of the Internet properties.

    Here are the ipconfig /all logs for the SERVER:

    Code:
    Windows IP Configuration
    
       Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : SERVER
       Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . : mycompany.local
       Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
       IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
       WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
       DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : mycompany.local
    
    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:
    
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : 
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet #2
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-22-19-BE-2F-33
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
       Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5089:8f88:7081:74cd%11(Preferred) 
       Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::a4ac:591f:feaf:381e%11(Preferred) 
       IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.2(Preferred) 
       Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
       Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
       DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 285221401
       DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-15-C2-97-92-00-22-19-BE-2F-32
       DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : ::1
                                           127.0.0.1
       NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
    
    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
    
       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : 
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-22-19-BE-2F-32
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    
    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 8:
    
       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : 
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{5B3E31E9-A735-43CD-A5BD-D522A9FFD6BB}
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    
    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 9:
    
       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : 
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{044D3B06-11B4-43AB-BCF5-3425C0AF6E8F}
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Here are the ipconfig /all logs for a CLIENT COMPUTER:

    Code:
    Windows IP Configuration
    
       Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : MYCOMPANY-3
       Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . : MycompanysOldDomain.loc
       Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
       IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
       WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
       DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : mycompany.local
    
    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
    
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : att.net
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-12-3F-BB-01-77
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
       Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5c4f:e3ac:136e:911d%10(Preferred) 
       IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.112(Preferred) 
       Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
       Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, August 02, 2011 4:49:11 PM
       Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, August 14, 2011 6:07:23 PM
       Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
       DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
       DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 234885695
       DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-13-BC-39-94-00-12-3F-BB-01-77
       DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.2
       NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
    
    Tunnel adapter isatap.att.net:
    
       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : att.net
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    
    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:
    
       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : 
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    I would really appreciate any help that anybody would have... tips, advice... this is making me crazy :-| thanks!
     
    nomade0, Aug 3, 2011
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