Server 2008 - Share Internet through DHCP server

May 6, 2012 at 12:04:49
Specs: Windows Server 2008
My setup is as follows -

Internet Router <---> Server Nic1 <->(Server 2k8)<-> Server Nic2 <----> Switch <----> Clients

Internet Router Ip = 192.168.1.1
Server NIC1 = Obtain IP Automaticlaly

Server NIC 2 = 192.168.0.1, subnet = 255.255.255.0, Gateway= 192.168.1.1, DNS = 192.168.0.1
Client = Obtain IP automatically


I am able to obtain IP addresses through the DHCP server for my clients and I am able to browse internet on the server 2k8, however the clients are unable to browse the internet.

Any ideas what may be the issue?

Thanks


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#1
May 6, 2012 at 16:10:22
I tend to agree with this post

http://social.technet.microsoft.com...

"It is always better to use a separate DHCP server or divice that is not set up with Active Directory domain services WITH DNS"

But most likely you have not correctly setup NAP on your server.

http://www.techotopia.com/index.php...


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#2
May 7, 2012 at 09:52:17
I would disagree with that answer since one of the great functions of having dhcp and dns on the same server is that dns gets automatically updated by dhcp.

cris101 you make no mention of enabling RRAS which is what is used to route between the two nics.

This is why your clients don't have internet access. You haven't setup the server as a router.

You also don't mention updating the dns forwarders with the isp or google dns servers so internet hosts can be resolved on the local network.

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#3
May 7, 2012 at 10:03:28
What is the step by step instructions I need to follow to enable RRAS and DNS forward?

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#4
May 7, 2012 at 11:50:44
There is this really cool thing called google. You put a question in like 'setup RRAS windows 2008' and walla you have answers

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...

What do you get when you put in "setup DNS forwarders"?

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#5
May 7, 2012 at 11:56:37
I know how to install RRAS just not configure it for my setup.
I have tried searching for setting up RRAS to share internet but been unsuccessful...

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#6
June 1, 2012 at 12:57:42
Don't set up DNS forwarders unless you have a super slow internet connection. It puts you at the mercy of the DNS server you forward to. Use standard DNS recursion.

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Andrew Leonard
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