Is it possible to have server on DSL and network on Cable?

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by PWT24, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. PWT24

    PWT24 Guest

    Let me preface this thread with the fact that standard broadband Cable in our
    area is 2-3 times faster than DSL. However, the downside of using cable is
    that my server resides on a dynamic IP. This is not the end of the world
    considering my IP has only changed once in the last year. Now moving to a
    static IP w/cable is almost $100 more and not in my budget. So now I am
    looking to move my SBS2003 to a static IP w/DSL. Problem is that the speed
    is quite slow in comparison and I would prefer my workstations to be on the
    higher speed cable. Is it possible to connect the server to a static IP on
    DSL and keep the workstations on cable still connected to the server without
    using RWW all the time?

    Thanks in advance for any help!
    PWT24, Oct 2, 2006
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    Steve Guest

    There are dual or twin WAN routers that will accept DSL (static) and cable
    (dynamic) connections and then in turn your SBS external NIC is connected to
    it. That way you should be able to retain the speed advantage of the cable
    as well as add the static IP capabilities.
    Steve, Oct 2, 2006
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    dvw Guest

    Why not just use a dynamic IP update service such as can provide?
    Many of us have servers with a dynamic IP address.
    dvw, Oct 2, 2006
  4. PWT24

    PWT24 Guest

    Does this resolve issues with companies like "sorbs" that continues to block
    my email because my server resides with a dynamic address?
    PWT24, Oct 2, 2006
  5. In
    For that, you may just find it easier to have all your outbound Internet
    mail forwarded to your ISP's SMTP server as a smarthost. You configure this
    in the CEICW. A lot of us have to do that, as a lot of us have dynamic IPs.
    Using a dynamic DNS service won't change anything with regards to your
    outbound mail delivery - it just makes it easier for you/your mail to get
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Oct 2, 2006
  6. PWT24

    Thank you for using Microsoft Online Support

    In answer to your question is yes. You can continue to use your client to
    browse the internet through cable while using your dsl for the interent
    connection on your server. You need to put two nics on your client
    machine. One for the internet connection and whatever IP scheme that you
    are using for cable make sure this connection has the default gateway
    configuration. Then on the second nic you can use the server for dhcp or
    statically configure the nic just as it would be on the Small Business
    Server network make sure we are not getting a default gateway configured on
    this nic.

    With the above mentioned configuration, your client will connect to
    internet via the faster cable modem because our default gateway is on that
    nic and then it will access any lan resources through the lan card
    connected to the server. I would also multihome the server as well. I have
    a configuration similar to this at home and it works well

    I hope this helps

    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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    PWT24 Guest

    Thanks Doug! That helps tremendously!!
    PWT24, Oct 3, 2006
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    PWT24 Guest

    Would it be possible for me to contact you offline regarding this
    configuration. (your e-mail listed here?) I have yet to set up my server
    this way but I would like to now.

    PWT24, Mar 19, 2007
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    PWT24 Guest

    Not sure what you are saying? Should I try to have 2 ISP connections or not?

    I should state that my reason for asking the original question is becuase I
    am CONSTANTLY having issues with my server stopping "smtp", "web publishing",
    "dcom", etc. I thought that maybe this was all related as I have 3 customers
    with the same server setup on static addresses that never have issues. Maybe
    I should be looking for other reasons for the failures?
    PWT24, Mar 19, 2007
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    Steve Guest

    Certainly you need to fix whatever is causing those error messages and
    services to stop.
    Steve, Mar 19, 2007
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    PWT24 Guest

    I would love to fix these issues. They just happen at any given moment.
    Some days I have no errors in my log at all and others I have hundreds.
    Today, there were none this morning and now here is what I have in my
    management page...

    //starts here//
    Critical Alerts

    Issue Last Occurrence Total Occurrences
    Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) 3/19/2007 8:22 PM 24
    SMTPSVC service is Stopped.
    This service transports electronic mail across the network. If this service
    is stopped, messages are not delivered to the recipients.
    For more information about this event, see the event logs on the server
    computer. You can restart this service by using the View Services task in the
    Server Management Monitoring and Reporting taskpad.
    You can disable this alert by using the Change Alert Notifications task.

    Issue Last Occurrence Total Occurrences
    Microsoft Exchange Routing Engine 3/19/2007 8:22 PM 23
    RESvc service is Stopped.
    This service provides Exchange routing services using link state
    information. If this service is stopped, messages are not routed by the Small
    Business Server computer.
    For more information about this event, see the event logs on the server
    computer. You can restart this service by using the View Services task in the
    Server Management Monitoring and Reporting taskpad.
    You can disable this alert by using the Change Alert Notifications task.

    Critical Errors in Application Log

    Source Event ID Last Occurrence Total Occurrences
    Application Error 1000 3/19/2007 9:14 AM 1
    Faulting application w3wp.exe, version 6.0.3790.1830, faulting module
    davex.dll, version 6.5.7651.61, fault address 0x000689b9.

    Source Event ID Last Occurrence Total Occurrences
    ESENT 2002 3/19/2007 12:00 AM 1
    tcpsvcs (3912) Shadow copy 12 freeze starting error -2403.

    Just for starters anyway!
    PWT24, Mar 20, 2007
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    PWT24 Guest

    Holy *#%*! Is it that bad??

    Was your server compromised by virus/malware and you repaired it? Not that
    I am aware of??

    Did you experience any errors when installing the server? NO

    Did you use ALL of the wizards when you installed? ALWAYS

    Have you considered rebuilding the server? hmmm... I am now. Should I??
    PWT24, Mar 20, 2007
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    PWT24 Guest

    The one thing I did do is uninstall Symantec 10.0 products and install 10.2
    but I think some of the issues were there before that.
    PWT24, Mar 20, 2007
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    PWT24 Guest

    Before I try and chase my tail here let me ask... I have been wanting to
    upgrade my SBS Standard on 80GB hard drives to R2 on 200GB hard drives. The
    only concern I have is how do I restore the e-mails after the
    hardware/software upgrade? I am not worried about files and other things as
    I can back them up easy enough but I am concerned about 1000's of e-mails
    that I have.
    PWT24, Mar 20, 2007
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    Gary Karasik Guest

    One cause of the errors you are describing is a server running low on
    memory, possibly some mis-behaving app with a memory leak. Have you used
    Task Manager to look at available memory when those services have shut down?
    Gary Karasik, Mar 21, 2007
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    PWT24 Guest

    Gary, thank you. I have not looked at the possibility of it being a memory
    issue. This Xeon server has 1GB of Ram. I will look at the task manager. I
    am going to order more memory right now anyway since 1GB is kind of low.
    PWT24, Mar 21, 2007
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    PWT24 Guest

    Gotcha. Thanks for all of your help!!

    PWT24, Mar 22, 2007
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