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    Hi everyone,

    I know this issue is addressed over and over on many forums, but I’ve spent the day going through the threads and couldn’t find an answer. I’ll try to be clear:

    My problem: I want to connect client computers to my newly installed SBS 2008 and they just won’t connect. There is not error, they just don’t talk to each other – I suspect a DNS setting problem.

    The context: I just installed SBS 2008 on a machine where SBS 2003 was running before. I did a fresh install and didn’t try to migrate anything. There was a domain in place before, with an AD managing it in SBS 2003. Now that 2003 is NOT running anymore, I can STILL connect to the domain with the different logins (to my surprise).
    3 clients run Windows 7
    1 client runs Windows XP
    All computers (server and clients) are connected to a switch via wire, the switch is connected to a DSL router.

    Details on the situation: I suspect there is a DNS problem. When I try to connect to “http : // connect/” from a client, I get a typical “404” error.
    DHCP: the router was running the DHCP server (worked fine with SBS 2003). I turned it off and activated it in 2008, as it was recommended everywhere. But I don’t see a change (see logs of a client below)
    DNS: – I used the 2008 IP address as DNS server for a client computer, but it doesn’t work. After I make that change, I can’t go on Internet anymore.
    – However, I can ping the server, and I can also ping outside addresses like ATT’s dns servers.
    – I did change the DNS suffix in the Advanced DNS options of the Internet properties.

    Here are the ipconfig /all logs for the SERVER:

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : SERVER
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : mycompany.local
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : mycompany.local

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet #2
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-22-19-BE-2F-33
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5089:8f88:7081:74cd%11(Preferred)
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::a4ac:591f:feaf:381e%11(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.2(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 285221401
    DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-15-C2-97-92-00-22-19-BE-2F-32
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : ::1
    127.0.0.1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-22-19-BE-2F-32
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 8:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{5B3E31E9-A735-43CD-A5BD-D522A9FFD6BB}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 9:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{044D3B06-11B4-43AB-BCF5-3425C0AF6E8F}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes[/CODE]Here are the ipconfig /all logs for a CLIENT COMPUTER:

    [CODE]Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : MYCOMPANY-3
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : MycompanysOldDomain.loc
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : mycompany.local

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : att.net
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-12-3F-BB-01-77
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5c4f:e3ac:136e:911d%10(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.112(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, August 02, 2011 4:49:11 PM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, August 14, 2011 6:07:23 PM
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 234885695
    DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-13-BC-39-94-00-12-3F-BB-01-77
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.2
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Tunnel adapter isatap.att.net:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : att.net
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes[/CODE]I would really appreciate any help that anybody would have… tips, advice… this is making me crazy :-| thanks![CODE]Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : SERVER
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : mycompany.local
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : mycompany.local

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet #2
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-22-19-BE-2F-33
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5089:8f88:7081:74cd%11(Preferred)
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::a4ac:591f:feaf:381e%11(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.2(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 285221401
    DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-15-C2-97-92-00-22-19-BE-2F-32
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : ::1
    127.0.0.1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-22-19-BE-2F-32
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 8:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{5B3E31E9-A735-43CD-A5BD-D522A9FFD6BB}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 9:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{044D3B06-11B4-43AB-BCF5-3425C0AF6E8F}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes[/CODE]Here are the ipconfig /all logs for a CLIENT COMPUTER:

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : MYCOMPANY-3
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : MycompanysOldDomain.loc
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : mycompany.local

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : att.net
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-12-3F-BB-01-77
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5c4f:e3ac:136e:911d%10(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.112(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, August 02, 2011 4:49:11 PM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, August 14, 2011 6:07:23 PM
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 234885695
    DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-13-BC-39-94-00-12-3F-BB-01-77
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.2
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Tunnel adapter isatap.att.net:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : att.net
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes[/CODE]I would really appreciate any help that anybody would have… tips, advice… this is making me crazy :-| thanks![CODE]Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : MYCOMPANY-3
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : MycompanysOldDomain.loc
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : mycompany.local

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : att.net
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-12-3F-BB-01-77
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5c4f:e3ac:136e:911d%10(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.112(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, August 02, 2011 4:49:11 PM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, August 14, 2011 6:07:23 PM
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 234885695
    DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-13-BC-39-94-00-12-3F-BB-01-77
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.2
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Tunnel adapter isatap.att.net:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : att.net
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes[/CODE]I would really appreciate any help that anybody would have… tips, advice… this is making me crazy :-| thanks!

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