windows 2008 server and internet connection

July 19, 2012 at 03:54:09
Specs: Windows 2008 server 64bit, 8
Hello,

Here is the setup:
laptop with win2008 server connected to a router/modem tg585
Desktop pc with win7 connected also to the router/modem tg 585

Active directory has been install, dns and dhcp aswell. all working great apart from the internet.
If I do not put the secondary dns of 8.8.8.8 to both machines, I cannot access the internet.

Any idea why please?
Don't windows 2008 server let the deskptop pc connect to the internet via it's connection?


Thank you,

Ben


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#1
July 19, 2012 at 05:26:55
You probably have the wrong gateway specified on the server and the workstation (via DHCP). The default gateway needs to be the address of your router, not that of the 2008 server. If you give me the IP addresses of all of the devices in question, I can help you make the proper changes.

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Andrew Leonard
BL Technical Services
IT Support Maryland


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#2
July 23, 2012 at 09:39:40
Hi Andrew,

Here is what I did:

win 7 client pc: 192.168.1.64
win2008 r2 server: 192.168.1.65
Gateway/Router: 192.168.1.254

The win2008 server can go on the internet without a problem, sometime I still do get a few warnings. But the win7 client cannot go on the internet.

My questions are:

1)Do win2008 server blocks client's internet request as default, if yes, how can I stop this from happening.

2)Is there a way to only let the client access certain sites? If yes shall I just add a few website names and ips in the dns? A Records?

I did set up the Lan card on the client as:
Ip Address: 192.168.1.64
subnet: 255.255.255.0
gateway: 192.168.1.254

prefered DNS: 192.168.1.65

The only way for me to access internet right now is to add a secondary DNS of 8.8.8.8.

Please help,

Thank you,

Ben


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#3
July 24, 2012 at 05:21:36
Is windows firewall running on your server? If not, then your DNS is misconfigured. Check to make sure forwarders is turned off, recursion is on, and that your root hints list is populated. Windows server blocks client requests by default, you have to either disable or configure Windows firewall.

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Andrew Leonard
BL Technical Services
IT Support Maryland


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#4
July 24, 2012 at 10:37:20
post ipconfig /all from the server as well as a workstation for review.

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#5
July 24, 2012 at 11:02:23
Thank you for the reply.

I am going to reinstall the server and also add another one a s econdary dc. Will let you know if I run into problems.

Ben


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