ConnectComputer Problem

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by ChrisW, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. ChrisW

    ChrisW Guest

    Just installed SBS 2003, ran Microsoft Update and got all the latest updates
    including SP2. Now when I run ConnectComputer on my XP Client, it just tells
    me that 'The page cannot be displayed'. I can ping the SBS Server from the
    XP Client and vice-versa, I guess I'm missing something obvious, but I can's
    see what...?
     
    ChrisW, Oct 2, 2006
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    Did you configure DHCP on your SBS box, or do you have another DHCP server
    on your network (such as in a router/firewall)? If the latter, sounds like
    it isn't dishing out the correct DNS server IP - which should be *only* the
    SBS server's LAN IP, no external ones. Same goes if you're using static IPs
    for some reason. I suggest you disable DHCP on your router if it's there,
    and let SBS handle DHCP - you will need to manually install DHCP if you had
    another DHCP server on when you did your SBS setup.
     
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Oct 2, 2006
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    Please, post an ipconfig /all from the server and a workstation. Open a
    command prompt by opening Start -> Run from the Start Menu and type cmd.
    From the command prompt type ipconfig /all >ip.txt. Attach this file to your
    answer.

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    Mariette Knap [SBS MVP], Oct 2, 2006
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  4. ChrisW

    ChrisW Guest

    I am using our Router for DHCP, so I deselected DHCP in SBS during install,
    here the files you requested...

    Server IP.TXT
    Windows IP Configuration
    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : hydramec-server
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : Hydramec.local
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : Hydramec.local
    Ethernet adapter Server Local Area Connection:
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-08-0D-AA-6D-F8
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.9
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.9
    Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.9

    Client IP.TXT
    Windows IP Configuration
    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : SatellitePro
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 3Com OfficeConnect Wireless 11g
    PC Card (3CRWE154G72) #2
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0F-CB-AA-09-D9
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.7
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 02 October 2006 16:36:59
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 05 October 2006 16:36:59
    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network
    Connection
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-08-0D-2B-70-FF
     
    ChrisW, Oct 2, 2006
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  5. ChrisW

    ChrisW Guest

    Out of choice I want to leave my Router to dish out the IP address's
     
    ChrisW, Oct 2, 2006
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    Why, if I might ask? This may work fine, but it may cause you some problems
    with dynamic DNS updates.

    Regardless, you must configure it as I mentioned w/r/t DNS server IPs, or
    you will have problems galore. You also need to make sure the dns suffix is
    set up right for all clients - mydomain.local or whatnot.
     
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Oct 2, 2006
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  7. ChrisW

    ChrisW Guest

    As I am currently evaluating SBS I was trying to be clever and leave the DHCP
    on my Router and leave my existing Mail Server running on another PC so that
    my colleagues don't get upset in case (when) it all goes wrong... I was just
    going to run SBS on this PC and then have one Client to try it out, then as
    my confidence builds gradually add more Clients. However I can see that I am
    creating more problems for myself. What do you suggest I should do?
    Incidentally I can no longer ping the Client, but I can ping the Server....
     
    ChrisW, Oct 2, 2006
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    If you're setting up a test environment, I suggest you do it on an isolated
    network or even a virtualized environment. That way, nothing you do will
    affect your users and cause them to storm the castle brandishing pitchforks
    & lighted torches.

    That said - you can set up a static IP on the workstation if you wish - just
    make sure you set up the DNS suffix (mydomain.local) and the SBS server's
    LAN IP *only* for DNS - and same IP for WINS.

    Then see what happens.
     
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Oct 2, 2006
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  9. Chris

    From the client computer can you ping the <netbios name of the server>,
    access the default website with http://<netbiosname of the server>/ if so
    try http://<netbios name of the server>/connectcomputer. Let me know what
    you get with each of these. We need to find out if we have a name
    resolution issue, a content issue or an iis issue.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Doug Boyd

    this post is provided "AS IS" with no warranties and confers no rights
     
    Douglas Boyd [MSFT], Oct 3, 2006
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    Doug, dude, you're giving me a complex, calling me by other people's names!
     
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Oct 3, 2006
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  11. ChrisW

    ChrisW Guest

    Hi Doug

    Didn't see this before I decided to disable the DHCP on my router and start
    the complete SBS install all over again. I'll let you know how I get on.
     
    ChrisW, Oct 4, 2006
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