Mapping shared Folders

Discussion in 'DNS Server' started by msw, Dec 29, 2003.

  1. msw

    msw Guest

    Whenever I try to map a directory, I go through the process of mapping a
    drive by <right-click> on My Computer on the client side machine. Once I
    try to map the directory, I select <browse> on the Microsoft Windows
    Network, I see my domain name. However, whenever I click on it, it doesn't
    access any information. However, when I try to run the \\arsprime\downloads
    it does access the share directory. For right now, I have only set up only
    two client machines and only one is acting this way.

    Here is some information:

    My NETBIOS is enabled.
    It only happens to one machine.
    It does work on one machine.
    My Browser Service is running.
    My DHCP is running.
    My WINS is running.
    My network environment is a domain server running in a SBS 2000.

    Any information that can help me resolve this problem or any ideas would be
    greatly appreciated.
     
    msw, Dec 29, 2003
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  2. msw

    Sharad Guest

    What OS on the client machines? You say you set up
    2 clients, only 1 behaves this way. Is client OS the same
    on both machines?

    Sharad
     
    Sharad, Dec 29, 2003
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  3. msw

    msw Guest

    One client is Windows Pro 2000
    The other one is Windows Server 2003
    The windows Pro 2000 is the one have the problem
     
    msw, Dec 29, 2003
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  4. In

    Hmm, you are reposting this info as a new post? I was trying to help in your
    other thread. We'll continue here if it is easier for you.

    Is this a Win2k3 domain ?
    If you go into Network Neighborhood (My Network Places), does the browse
    list for the domain show up in there?





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    Ace Fekay [MVP], Dec 29, 2003
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  5. msw

    msw Guest

    My Main server is Microsoft Small Business Server 2000

    The two Clients
    One is Windows Professional 2000, which is the one have the problem
    One is Windows 2003 Server it is working fine.

    Yes I can see my Domain name Network Neighborhood (My Network Places), but
    once I click on it I get a message say "advanceerp is not accessible.

    I get some respones saying I should check that my DNS is setup correctly, to
    be honest I set it up but I don't know if it is setup correctly ornot or is
    there such a tool will help me to test my setting is correct.

    Thank you very much for following up with me and I wish you a happy and
    peaceful new year for you and your family



    "Ace Fekay [MVP]"
     
    msw, Dec 29, 2003
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  6. In
    I see. The basics with DNS and AD are thus:

    1. Use ONLY your internal server.

    2. Do not use your ISP's DNS (or your router's for that matter) in any AD
    machines' IP properties (this means all machines, DCs, member servers and
    clients). If you do, numerous errors will occur. If using DHCP,

    3. To achieve efficient Internet name resolution in this scenario, configure
    a forwarder in your DNS properties. If the Forwarding option is grayed out,
    delete the Root zone, refresh the console and try again. This article will
    explain these two steps:
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=300202

    That's pretty much the basics. You can test domain communication and DNS
    with various tools, such as:
    netdiag /v
    dcdiag /v
    nslookup

    Here's some more how-to's for DNS:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows200...n/server/help/sag_DNS_pro_Topnode.htm?id=1848

    265706 - DCDiag and NetDiag in Windows 2000 Facilitate Domain Join and DC
    Creation (shows how to use them for any tests):
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=265706

    Q200525 How to use nslookup:
    http://search.microsoft.com/gomsuri...icrosoft.com/support/kb/articles/200/5/25.ASP

    Chapter 6 - Windows 2000 DNS Troubleshooting Flowchart - [part of it shows
    how to use NSLOOKUP] and slow DNS resolution resolve:
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/tr...indows2000serv/reskit/tcpip/part2/tcpch06.asp

    Hope that helps with DNS. But keep in mind, browsing thru Network
    Neighborhood (or the same with using that browse button) is NetBIOS/Browser
    service based and has nothing to do with DNS. But follow those steps above
    to eliminate any other source of possible errors.

    Also, let us know if any Event log errors show up please.

    Hope that helps






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    Ace Fekay [MVP], Dec 30, 2003
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  7. msw

    msw Guest

    Do you think the following is correct settings

    Server name "ARSPRIME"

    The Domain Name is "advanceerp"

    The Server have to NIC Cards
    ____________________________________________________________________________
    _____
    1st NIC Setup
    _________________________
    IP Address 10.0.100.10
    Subnet mask 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway Blank

    Prefered DNS

    Preferred DNS Server 10.0.100.0
    Altrnative DNS Server blank

    Advance settings

    IP Settings
    IP address 10.100.0.1
    Subnet mask 255.255.255.0
    DNS 10.100.0.1
    Wins 10.100.0.1
    ____________________________________________________________________________
    ___
    2nd NIC Setup
    _____________________________
    IP Address 192.168.0.2
    Subnet mask 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway 192.168.1.1

    Prefered DNS

    Preferred DNS Server 68.54.80.5
    Altrnative DNS Server 68.54.80.6

    IP Settings
    IP address 10.100.0.1
    Subnet mask 255.255.255.0
    DNS 10.100.0.1
    Wins 10.100.0.1

    Advance settings

    IP Settings
    IP address 192.168.1.2
    Subnet mask 255.255.255.0
    DNS 68.54.80.5
    68.54.80.6
    Wins Blank
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    "Ace Fekay [MVP]"
     
    msw, Dec 30, 2003
    #7
  8. Hi MSW,

    I assume this was the order that the ipconfig /all gave it to you on the
    screen? The reason I ask is that the internal interface should always be on
    top in the binding order and W2k ipconfig /all will show the binding order.

    It would have been much easier for you and I if you ran the ipconfig /all
    command and just copied the cmd screen and pasted it here. Tell you what, if
    you can run this command:
    ipconfig /all > c:\ipconfig.txt
    And then post that with your next reply, it would be much easier because I
    see some typo errors below and I'm somewhat guessing at what they should be.

    Thanks

    I also have some comments below. Please read below inline for my
    comments......

    In

    **********
    This domain name above does not appear correct because it is a single label
    DNS domain name, assuming this came from your ipconfig /all. It should have
    been in the form of advanceerp.com or advanceerp.net, etc, but not just
    "advanceerp". This will cause numerous numerous issues.

    Please confirm this is not a single label name. Thanks...

    More below....keep reading please...
    **********


    **********
    Is that supposed to be a 0 (zero) above? Should it be 10.0.100.1 or
    10.0.100.10 or 10.100.0.1 ??

    The actual ipconfig /all would be very helpful at this point to confirm the
    exact settings.

    **********



    These ISP addresses should NOT be here. They should only show the same DNS
    server the above NIC shows. Configure a forwarder for efficient Internet
    resolution.


    Thanks. Looking forward to the actual ipconfig to confirm your actual
    settings.

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    Ace Fekay [MVP], Dec 30, 2003
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  9. msw

    msw Guest

    Here is the ipconfig

    Windows 2000 IP Configuration



    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : ARSPRIME
    Primary DNS Suffix . . . . . . . : advanceerp.com
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid

    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : advanceerp.com

    Ethernet adapter 10.100.0.1:



    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/1000 MT Network Connection
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-C0-9F-31-88-D6

    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No

    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.100.0.1

    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.100.0.1
    Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . : 10.100.0.1


    Ethernet adapter 192.168.1.x:



    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100 S Server Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-02-B3-E7-85-BA

    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No

    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.2

    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 127.0.0.1

    "Ace Fekay [MVP]"
     
    msw, Dec 30, 2003
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  10. msw

    msw Guest

    final part of the WatchGuard SOHO Firewall

    Trusted Network Configuration

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    IP Address
    Subnet Mask
    Enable DHCP Server on Trusted Network
    First address for DHCP server
    Last address for DHCP server
    WINS Server Address
    DNS Server Address
    Secondary DNS Server Address
    DNS Domain Suffix
    Enable DHCP Relay
    DHCP relay server
     
    msw, Dec 30, 2003
    #10
  11. In

    MSW, thanks for posting that information. It is much clearer now, especially
    the IP addresses, which were confusing since them appeared mixed up before.

    1. The very first thing I would do is on the second NIC that has the DNS
    address of 127.0.0.1, I would remove that immediately and enter 10.100.0.1.

    These next two steps below (steps 2 and 3) are not necessary, but it are
    very HIGHLY recommended concerning DHCP and your firewall.

    2. I would recommend to disable the DHCP service on your Watchguard
    Firewall. THis is because it cannot interact properly with MS DNS service
    for registration purposes.

    3. I would Install MS DHCP services. The MS DHCP service APIs (the
    application programmers interface) is tied DIRECTLY into the MS DNS APIs.
    Registration works flawlessly this way. You also have many many more
    configuration options. Firewall DHCP services (no matter what name brand it
    is) are designed for home networks not running Active Directory and do not
    support AD Authorization.

    4. Did you setup a forwarder? If not, please do so as per my previous
    instructions.

    5. I have not seen an ipconfig /all of the client machine that cannot browse
    your network. Would you be able to provide that as well?

    6. Can you also provide from the client that is not working correctly:
    net start > c:\runningservices.txt

    7. Can you also look at the Network Properties of your interface and let me
    know if:
    MS Client Service is running?
    File and Print Services is running?

    8. Thanks




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    Ace Fekay [MVP], Dec 30, 2003
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  12. msw

    msw Guest

    Many, Many thanks for your help... You have really made things clearer to
    me... I am really enjoying learning alot.... I hope that I am tiring you too
    much.by so many questions :).. I know that you are going to laugh, I am
    studying for my first exam for the MSCE...

    Below is the new updated server ipconfiguration as you recommended as well
    as the client ipconfiguratin as well as the services that are running.

    Also, I had installed on the server side DHCP services, however I am not
    sure whether it is correct because I tried to follow what was in the book.

    In reference to the setup of forwarder, I am trying read about it as I am
    unsure of how to do it.

    Once I changed the ipconfiguration on the server side, I am unable from the
    client machine to access the shared folder.

    If I were to remove the DHCP from the firewall side, would I still be able
    to access the internet through the server?

    Is it possible for me to send you the DHCP setup? How can I accomplish this
    the same way as we done it with the ipconfig with the server running?



    This is the new configration for the SERVER [ARSPRIME] ADVANCEERP.COM
    ________________________________________________________________
    Windows 2000 IP Configuration



    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : ARSPRIME
    Primary DNS Suffix . . . . . . . : advanceerp.com
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid

    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : advanceerp.com

    Ethernet adapter 10.100.0.1:



    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/1000 MT Network Connection
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-C0-9F-31-88-D6

    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No

    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.100.0.1

    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.100.0.1

    Ethernet adapter 192.168.1.x:



    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100 S Server Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-02-B3-E7-85-BA

    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No

    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.2

    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.100.0.1
    ===================================================================

    This is the client Machine IP Configration [ARS_ADMIN]
    ____________________________________________________________________________

    Windows 2000 IP Configuration



    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : ARS_ADMIN
    Primary DNS Suffix . . . . . . . : advanceerp.com
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid

    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : advanceerp.com
    howard01.md.comcast.net

    Ethernet adapter Wirless Network Connection (Warshanna):



    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : howard01.md.comcast.net
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Wireless-G PCI Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0C-41-60-AA-DB

    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes

    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.111.3

    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.111.1

    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.111.1

    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 68.54.80.6
    68.54.80.5
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, December 30, 2003 12:45:12 PM

    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, December 31, 2003 12:45:12
    PM


    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:



    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : advanceerp.com
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 3Com 3C918 Integrated Fast Ethernet
    Controller (3C905B-TX Compatible)
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-C0-4F-09-06-7C

    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes

    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.100.0.101

    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.100.0.1

    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.100.0.1
    Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . : 10.100.0.1

    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, December 30, 2003 12:51:03 PM

    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, January 07, 2004 12:51:03 PM

    ____________________________________________________________________________
    _

    These Windows 2000 services are started:


    Automatic Updates
    Background Intelligent Transfer Service
    COM+ Event System
    Computer Browser
    DHCP Client
    Distributed Link Tracking Client
    DNS Client
    Event Log
    Iomega Active Disk
    Iomega App Services
    IPSEC Policy Agent
    Logical Disk Manager
    Messenger
    Net Logon
    Network Connections
    Norton AntiVirus Auto Protect Service
    Norton Internet Security Professional Accounts Manager
    Norton Unerase Protection
    Plug and Play
    Print Spooler
    Protected Storage
    Remote Access Connection Manager
    Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
    Remote Registry Service
    Removable Storage
    RunAs Service
    Security Accounts Manager
    Server
    Symantec Core LC
    Symantec Event Manager
    Symantec Network Proxy
    Symantec Proxy Service
    Symantec Settings Manager
    System Event Notification
    Task Scheduler
    TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper Service
    Telephony
    Windows Management Instrumentation
    Windows Management Instrumentation Driver Extensions
    Windows Time
    WMP54GSVC
    Workstation

    The command completed successfully
    _______________________________________________________________________

    ..

    "Ace Fekay [MVP]"
     
    msw, Dec 31, 2003
    #12
  13. In msw <msw(removethis)@hotmail.com> posted a question
    Then Kevin replied below:
    I've been watching this thread to see how this was resolved and if Ace
    doesn't mind if I jump in here I see some problems on the client
    configuration. I'll let Ace cover your questions I will just focus on the
    client inline.
    : Many, Many thanks for your help... You have really made things
    : clearer to me... I am really enjoying learning alot.... I hope that I
    : am tiring you too much.by so many questions :).. I know that you are
    : going to laugh, I am studying for my first exam for the MSCE...
    :
    : Below is the new updated server ipconfiguration as you recommended as
    : well as the client ipconfiguratin as well as the services that are
    : running.
    :
    : Also, I had installed on the server side DHCP services, however I am
    : not sure whether it is correct because I tried to follow what was in
    : the book.
    :
    : In reference to the setup of forwarder, I am trying read about it as
    : I am unsure of how to do it.
    :
    : Once I changed the ipconfiguration on the server side, I am unable
    : from the client machine to access the shared folder.
    :
    : If I were to remove the DHCP from the firewall side, would I still be
    : able to access the internet through the server?
    :
    : Is it possible for me to send you the DHCP setup? How can I
    : accomplish this the same way as we done it with the ipconfig with the
    : server running?
    :
    ===================================================================
    :
    : This is the client Machine IP Configration [ARS_ADMIN]
    :

    Your having problems with your drive mappings on this client and I think I
    see the problems, answered inline.
    ____________________________________________________________________________
    :
    : Windows 2000 IP Configuration
    :
    :
    :
    : Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : ARS_ADMIN
    : Primary DNS Suffix . . . . . . . : advanceerp.com
    : Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    :
    : IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    :
    : WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    :
    : DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : advanceerp.com
    : howard01.md.comcast.net<-- unless you
    are accessing clients by only their host names you should remove this it is
    only going to slow your resolution down and put an extra load on any DNS
    server you are using.
    :
    : Ethernet adapter Wirless Network Connection (Warshanna):
    :
    :
    :
    : Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : howard01.md.comcast.net<--if this
    client does not register in a zone with this name remove this, too. Win2k
    uses this suffix for DNS registration.

    Also you notice the order that these interfaces appear in your ipconfig /all
    this connection is at the top of the binding order so when Windows loads it
    uses this adapter and its DNS servers for its default connection. Maybe you
    should explain what this connection is, my assumtion is that it is an
    internet connection?
    Anyway, to fix your binding order right click on Network Places, choose
    properties, then in the Advanced menu select Advanced Settings, in the
    Connections pane move the Ethernet adapter to the top. Unless you also
    share files through this connection uncheck Client for MS networks and File
    and printer sharing and close the Advanced settings dialog.
    Then double click this adapter in network properties, select TCP/IP and go
    to the WINS tab and Disable NetBIOS over TCP/IP (Provided this is only for
    internet)

    Read on below.

    : Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Wireless-G PCI Adapter
    : Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0C-41-60-AA-DB
    :
    : DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    :
    : Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    :
    : IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.111.3
    :
    : Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    :
    : Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.111.1
    :
    : DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.111.1
    :
    : DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 68.54.80.6
    : 68.54.80.5
    : Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, December 30, 2003
    : 12:45:12 PM
    :
    : Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, December 31, 2003
    : 12:45:12 PM
    :
    :
    : Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
    :
    On this adapter I notice it has no Gateway so I can only assume you never
    access the internet through this adapter?
    If you do, it needs to have the server for a Gateway provided the server has
    NAT installed on it. You also should go to the Wins tab and enable NetBIOS
    over TCP/IP, either that or if you have DHCP on the server and you have
    options 44, 46 and the advanced Windows 2000 option 001 configured you can
    select 'Use NetBIOS setting from DHCP'
    I suggest the latter if this is a mobile computer and is not always
    connected to this network.

    Doing these changes, you should be able to map drives on this computer then.

    :
    :
    : Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : advanceerp.com
    : Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 3Com 3C918 Integrated Fast
    : Ethernet Controller (3C905B-TX Compatible)
    : Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-C0-4F-09-06-7C
    :
    : DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    :
    : Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    :
    : IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.100.0.101
    :
    : Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    :
    : Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    :
    : DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.100.0.1
    :
    : DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.100.0.1
    : Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . : 10.100.0.1
    :
    : Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, December 30, 2003
    : 12:51:03 PM
    :
    : Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, January 07, 2004
    : 12:51:03 PM
    :
    :
    ____________________________________________________________________________




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    #13
  14. In
    Thanks Kevin....
    I've been trying to get this info after mutliple times and finally MSW
    posted it.
    Hope this helps him out.

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    Ace Fekay, MCSE 2000, MCSE+I, MCSA, MCT, MVP
    Microsoft Windows MVP - Active Directory
     
    Ace Fekay [MVP], Dec 31, 2003
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  15. msw

    msw Guest

    Hello Ace Fekay:

    I hope that you will have a wonderful and happy New Year.

    Here is the issue now, I think the firewall as well as the server has DHCP
    as well as DNS so, I think I have almost 3 DHCP running and 2 DNS on my
    network.

    I think the reason why this happened, two weeks before we got the servers we
    established the connection between the firewall and the cable modem. The
    firewall has the capability to provide an access point for the wireless
    network.

    The connection was as follows: Clients connected to a switch, switch
    connected to the firewall and the firewall to the modem.

    Now I receive the server. So, when I setup the server I tried to make the
    connection as follows:
    Client connected to the switch to the server, server to the firewall,
    firewall to the cable modem.

    When I sent you the client ipconfig, the ipconfig has two NICs (1) for the
    ethernet (1) for the wireless.
    What I think is happening, the wireless is connected directly to the
    firewall utilizing the access point; and the ethernet is connected to the
    server.

    Following the process of elimination, I would like to be sure that my server
    is setup correctly since I only have one client connected with issues. When
    I try to connect the other client it has issues too.

    My goal is to connect everything through the server making the internet
    available through the server. Provided that I am able to have an access
    point capable.

    The issue that I would like to resolve is that my server is setup correctly.
    I think that once the server is setup correctly, the issues with the clients
    will be minimized. What do you think????







    "Ace Fekay [MVP]"
     
    msw, Dec 31, 2003
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    Frankly, I think you're complicating the WHOLE issue. Let the
    firewall/router handle incoming rules. Putting the server on the line is not
    a good choice anyway. The firewall should handle that. The server should
    only have one NIC in it too. Mutliple NICs on a DC can cause issues with AD,
    especially when conneted to two different subnets.

    Also, it is rather difficult to keep track of all the posts and the
    continuity of thought since you started numerous new threads. Kevin replied
    in another thread (forget which one it is now) after you finally posted the
    ipconfigs of the server, a good client and the client that is not working.
    Ipconfigs are always helpful in situations like this. They tell us numerous
    config settings (that may go unnoticed by the person trying to fix the
    problem). He's noticed, as well as I, that your search list is not set
    correctly. ALso, the use of your ISP's DNS address in the wireless card.

    Let's make it REAL simple, use the firewall for ALL access. Remove the extra
    NIC out of the server, have all internal machines only use the internal DNS
    and setup a forwarder. COnfigure your wireless to use the internal subnet
    and services (DNS, etc). Only use the MS DHCP service. Many folks also use
    the router for DNS. This causes NUMEROUS issues, just as using an ISP's.
    Just use your own internal services. THis greatly simplifies many things and
    reduces overhead, complications and issues.

    Don;t forget to read the other threads too.

    I hope all this helped you out in your issues as well as an educational
    resource in your quest for your MCSE cert.

    Happy New Year!!



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    Regards,
    Ace

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    Ace Fekay, MCSE 2000, MCSE+I, MCSA, MCT, MVP
    Microsoft Windows MVP - Active Directory
     
    Ace Fekay [MVP], Dec 31, 2003
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