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W2k server cant access the internet

By Borg7of9 ·
I have a win2000 domain server, and everything is working fine with about 10 workstations, all workstations can access the internet, but not the server?? I never gor this server working, but now I need to for some internet updates I need to do. The gateway is a small router/gateway/firewall also acting as a dhcp server.

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by bcross In reply to W2k server cant access th ...

You need to configure your the DNS Server on your DC to use a Forwarder. This is the single most common, overlooked thing when setting a Win2K server up. This can be done by right-clicking your server name in the DNS manager, and selecting properties. Click the "Forwarders" tab and enter the DNS servers assigned to you by your ISP.

To do some additional troubleshooting, try to ping an IP address directly on the internet such as 206.16.1.153 (Techrepublic's www server). If this does not work,you might have the wrong default GW assigned to your server.

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by banyanman In reply to W2k server cant access th ...

Do you have one or two of the ISP DNS Servers added into your ip settings DNS tab?

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by kc6yoh In reply to W2k server cant access th ...

Put it's own IP address in it's tcpip dns properties. Assuming that the all the other ip settings IP/SM/DGW etc. are correct.

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by Borg7of9 In reply to W2k server cant access th ...

I will be going to the client today, I believe I did put the IPS's Dns in the forwarders, and when I did the server could access the internet, but all the workstations could not. I will verify this today though as I am not sure. However my orginal problem was I could get either this server, or the workstations to access the internet but not both at the same time. I will take down the configs today and report back, thanks for all your help.

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by Borg7of9 In reply to W2k server cant access th ...

Ok, in DNS menu, I go to properties and it will not let me add forward zones because this is a root server. It points to its own ip and name that being serve1@server1.com

Then underneath on forward zones, I have 2 one is just a "." for the root ,anf the other is "server1" both really pointing to the one dns entry as above.

My reverse zone points to my local (subnet) 10.1.1.x

Now I think what I did before is add my isp's dns entries in the forward zones subfolder, and when I did so theserver could access the internet, but then the workstations were cut off. I also played with the order of the entries as well, placing the local dns first, the placing the ISP dns first with no effect!!! Help

If anyone wants to help by phone I would also really appreciate it. I know its something silly I am doing wrong, I just dont what!!!

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by Borg7of9 In reply to W2k server cant access th ...

Thank you post no 2!!! I was so conerned in my DNS server settings, that I forgot to re-verify the settings in my TCP/IP network card settings, once I set the dns there to the external DNS everything worked out fine!! I new I was missing the obvious!!! thanks!

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