SBS2003 R2 After ISA2004 Installed Intranet web sites fail

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Pete Stevens, Nov 15, 2006.

  1. Pete Stevens

    Pete Stevens Guest


    Just finished my first Dell server Pre installed SBS2003 R2 and i have had a
    few issues the main problem:

    Installed ISA 2004 and i lost access to the ConnectComputer, Exhange WebMail
    and CompanyWeb sites - i.e. can not add any more PC's to the network!!!

    If i remove ISA 2004 then i can add PC's, browse Web Mail and the CompanyWeb
    site with no problems.

    i have now tried to install ISA three times and used the wizzard to
    configure but i get the sanme result each time.
    Pete Stevens, Nov 15, 2006
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    Also found post about problem with ISA 2004 and R2 that it needs SP2 - tried
    Found a post about HTTP: fix - this then came down as automatic update -
    still same problem

    From the Server with ISA installed, all intranet sites are OK - just not
    from the workstations.
    Pete Stevens, Nov 15, 2006
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  3. Broadcom nics?
    Susan Bradley, CPA aka Ebitz - SBS Rocks [MVP], Nov 16, 2006
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    Yes using the internal Broadcom Nics

    i am currently building another server - using dell optiplex PC with one
    broadcom internal for the lan and i was going to install a 3com for the dmz.

    are you suspecting the broadcoms?

    i have spoken and emailed Dell UK but have not yet had a reply.

    i have used the same PE2900 spec for SBS2003 sp1 with no problems.

    Pete Stevens, Nov 16, 2006
  5. Yes I am definitely thinking the Broadcoms are at fault.
    Susan Bradley, CPA aka Ebitz - SBS Rocks [MVP], Nov 18, 2006
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    just to let you know i have an update from my build of the Optiplex PC - i
    installed SBA R2 check connectivity ALL OK.

    Installed ISA 2004 - still OK
    Started doing windows updates on my server - 60+
    so i split them a bit!!

    After the first two sets of updates all still Ok

    After the third set - i have replicated the problem.

    there was only about 3 or 4 updates - i will check which ones and remove
    them. See if server comes back up!!!

    One update on the web site i kept away from was the broadcom driver. i will
    try that last and see if it gives problem.

    Before i remove the three or four updates going to try another 3com and
    remove the broadcome.

    Pete Stevens, Nov 18, 2006
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    I have replaced the Broacom with a standard 3com 3c905 and i can now access
    the server.

    Why did you suspect the broadcoms?

    i must have installed 10+ sbs2003 and many w2003 servers with ISA2000 and
    2004 - never had this problem before!!

    looks like i will need to visit my customer - over 3hrs drive and replace

    Thanks again

    Pete Stevens, Nov 18, 2006
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    I have been running the test server for a few days now and all seems ok - so
    i wanted to test the broadcoms - reverted to the broadcom for my internal lan
    card and it's working like a dream. now i'm not sure if the broadcoms are the

    Pete Stevens, Nov 22, 2006
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    Ron Guest

    I have the EXACT same problem since this weekend...
    PE 2900 pre-installed w/SBS2003 Prem(ISA 2004). I picked the dual Bradcom
    NICs with the thought of adding a 3rd NIC for the external connection and
    teaming the dual NICs on the LAN. I'm only using one Broadcom NIC until I got
    everything nailed down.

    I migrated users and computers from SBS2000 w/ADMT v3.0 and mail with
    SBS2003 Exchange Migration Wizard. Please don't mention Swing now. I thought
    this would be simpler. After migration, Installed ISA2004 from disk1 and
    SP2+post SP2 hotfix.

    Intranet stuff (companyweb,connectcomputer,OWA) and Outlook all fail from
    clients but work locally on the server. Outlook can't connect to the Exchange
    server but Outlook 2000 can (I reconfigured an existing client computer mail
    profile before installing Outlook 2003 on first login). After seeing your
    posts, I'm inclined to suspect ISA is the problem. Did you determine which
    update(s) may be involved? Unfortunately I can't yank the embedded NICs and
    the server is now in production although limping along w/o Outlook until I,
    the CoMpUtEr CoNsUlTaNt, fix everything. Any help here would be appreciated.
    Perhaps ISA didn't publish the Exchange server and websites? I've never used
    ISA 2004 before but I would expect the ISA 2004 install would preconfigure
    everything through CEICW.
    Ron, Dec 6, 2006
  10. I'd suggest you install a different brand of NIC and see what happens. You
    can't yank the Broadcoms, but you can certainly disable them in DevMan,
    and/or the BIOS.

    As soon as I installed different NICs my problems dissapeared.
    Les Connor [SBS MVP], Dec 6, 2006
  11. There's actually two potential issues, but most don't get as far as #2,
    allthough at first glance it's easy to think this is problem #1.

    2. I don't believe you can use ISA *and* TOE enabled nics, so at the least
    you'd need to disable that nic feature.
    1. The NICs are broken. It doesn't matter what you do with or without ISA,
    and/or without TOE.

    Like you, I started and #2 and worked my way down to #1. Then switched to
    different NICs.
    Les Connor [SBS MVP], Dec 13, 2006
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