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Joining computer

Joining computer

Joining computer

When I try to join computer using http://server/connectcomputer I get an error message saying that computer list could not be obtained. please check if you have wired connection with the server, If your router is running DHCP make sure it is configured to point to SBS for primary DNS.
First my router is running DHCP. It is my SBS. primary DNS server is configured to be one of comcast DNS server.
If I join computer to domain using change networkID tab in local computer it successfully joins it and downloads clients application from server.

RE: Joining computer

I'm assuming you're creating the list of computers ahead of time...

Why are you having the router dish out DHCP? It's much better if the SBS box does it, as it updates DNS automagically.

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RE: Joining computer

Your DNS is wrong.  DNS MUST be done ONLY by the SBS server.  Listing any other DNS servers can create problems.  It can be difficult to set DNS servers on a router - and the router likely won't set correctly things like Windows node type.  You REALLY should disable the router DHCP and use the wizards in SBS to setup your server properly.  I suggest you have a look over my DNS and SBS links pages to get a better understanding of things need to work... take note of the 10 DNS errors that will kill your network.


RE: Joining computer

DNS Settings:

Configure the server NIC to only list itself or other DCs, no ISP DNS gets configured on the NIC TCP/IP properties.

In DHCP, set the DNS scope option to only provide the IP of your local DNS server

For any statically configured IPs, make sure the DNS only lists local DNS servers and not ISP DNS.

In the DNS snap-in on the forwarders tab enter your ISP DNS.

I hope you find this post helpful.  



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RE: Joining computer

I just had a baby boy so I am still off from work. I made one mistake in my posting That is My router is NOT running DHCP. it is my SBS which is DHCP server.

RE: Joining computer

And Thanks guys for posting all the links. I have lot of reading ahead about this DNS pain

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