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Connecting WinXP to SBS2003

 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2006 11:39 am    Post subject: Connecting WinXP to SBS2003 Reply with quote

Question: Hello,

I have recently purchaced SBS2003 and I'm running it on an older machine of mine, really to play and see how it works to gain a little more experience.

My setup is as follows:
I have one broadband router which connects to two machines, one running windowsXP and the other sbs2003. I have them both installed and running, but they refuse to talk to each other.

I have tryed allsorts with IP addresses and configs with no luck.

During the SBS setup, I have been told to open IE on WINXP and type in rel="nofollow"server/Connectcomputer (My server is called "server") whenever I do this I get the standard MSN Search. I can get the propper page to load by typing the local IP and the ConnectComputer link works, but I just get a page saying to run the wizard - but it does not startup? I have installed the ActiveX Control, but this made no difference.

Could you please help?
I was wondering if the ActiveX control has not installed properly - can they be removed one installed?

Thanks
Andrew

Answer: It sounds like the 2003 machine might not be getting an IP? Are you using dhcp for the server or is the server a DHCP server with it's own static IP? Go to a command prompt and type ping server. If it can't find the IP that might be part of your problem. REally a SBS server should have a static IP and have DNS running. It's local area network adapter should point to it's IP for DNS. You would enter the ISPs DNS in the forwarder field of the DNS server. Let me know how that goes.
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