I'm new to Windows Server OS so I'm giving SBS 2008 a try. I live with some roommates and wanted to try out all sbs 2008 features I could get my hands on.
I've got some trouble trying to set it up though. I was able to install the whole package and followed some instructions from a book I bought (Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 Administrators Companion) and was able to get a grip of the subject and it's benefits.
My problem is that I know very little about networking. I can't use the http://connect/ feature on a workstation (laptop) although I was able to ping the server from it.
Right now, my router (ISP) came with a 192.168.1.1 default gateway and is connected to a 8 port switch which is connected to every single computer of the network through cable. The server's IP is 192.168.1.2.
My TCP/IP v4 configuration on the server is:
On the workstation i got:
I'm guessing the problem is that configuration, I'd appreciate if someone could point the exact issue.
On the other hand do I have to have 2 NICs on the server? 1 connected to the ISP router and the other one to the switch to be able to connect the workstations? or can it work this way. I wouldn't like to use the server as an Internet gateway because I wouldn't like to cut off the whole internet access in case it malfunctions or in case I want to do some changes.
Thanks in advance.