Server 2008 reachs the internet only when using router's DHCP

By pgodfrin ·
I've a fresh Server 2008 install, with some basic bells and whistles, AD DS, DNS, File Services, NAP to name a few.

Hardcoded a static IP, default gateway pointing to the Cisco 2960 switch. The switch has a default-dateway defined as the router - all in the same subnet 172.16.4

Each component talks to each other - But attempting an ip in the internet beyond the router, the ping times out. Using a browser is no better - is not found.

Conversely if I assign the server's IP address via the router's DHCP then all is well - the internet abounds!

Any thoughts?
phil g

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by Fregeus In reply to Server 2008 reachs the in ...

If a server is set up to be a DNS server, I believe it will attempt to use itself to resolve DNS issues.

When in server mode, can you resolve names of sites?

What happens if you try to do a tracert from your server to the Internet?


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