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By mkfME ·
I'm setting up a Win2K3 terminal services network and yesterday afternoon my test clients started getting redirected to microsoft.com.org when trying to access msn or microsoft.com. I found a couple of references on the Web but nothing that's solved the problem. I've tried flushing DNS, emptying the cache, checked the Hosts file and I also scanned the system for viruses (none) and installed and ran Ad-aware (nothing remarkable there.) This happens using IE directly from the server or through a TS client. It does not happen from any PC not going through TS.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to www.www.microsoft.com.org

i wonder if your browser on server is hijacked? does netscape do this? www.pestpatrol.com might be a good resource for the registry entries that might be hijacked

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by mkfME In reply to

I've already run Ad-aware and SpyBot S&amp with no luck.

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by mikex In reply to www.www.microsoft.com.org

since i'm using opera browser, no hijacks issues - 2 years hard internet usage

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by mikex In reply to

However if you want to clean it Start=>run=>regedit=>F3=>type www.microsoft.com.org and delete it when you find it =>F3 again and so on to the end of the registry

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by mkfME In reply to

I downloaded and installed Firefox but still can't access MS sites. Will be my browser of choice once problem is resolved.

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by zaferus In reply to www.www.microsoft.com.org

Go to one of these systems and open the hosts file. By chance is there a static entry for these web sites to an IP?

Also do the same in your DNS that the systems point too. If the browser is not misdirecting, it stands to reason that your name resolution is.

Zaf

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by mkfME In reply to

This should be the answer but I see no hosts entries to an external IP. I've also run ipconfig /flushdns successfully with no change in results. Other thoughts?

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by zaferus In reply to www.www.microsoft.com.org

I can't shake the feeling that this is a resolution issue. Do the systems resolve to a server, firewall or ISP for their primary/secondary DNS?

What IP address do you get if you open up cmd and ping www.msn.com from a system that doesn't work. Now compare it to one that does. You won't be able to get a ping response (MSN blocks ICMP packets) but you should get an IP resolve.

Zaf

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by mkfME In reply to

The system has 2 nics - internal dns is another in-house server; external dns is at zoneedit. I have a second identical server set up exactly the same way with no problem. When I ping msn.com from my XP workstation I get 207.68.172.246, but when I ping from the affected server I got 0.0.0.0 - Destination specified is invalid. You're definitely on to something, but what?

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by mkfME In reply to www.www.microsoft.com.org

To Mikex: I also tried searching the registry as you suggested and found 2 key values with microsoft.com.org. They appeared to be history type entries and deleting them made no difference.

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