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2 nics very confusing!

2 nics very confusing!

2 nics very confusing!

Any help appreciated.
We have a server running win 2003 with 2 nics
the second nic is connected to a cisco router and the first nic to our company switch.
server 2003 with 2 nics
1)     access to all other internet sites
  No gateway
2)         access business-partner sites
Some business-partner websites need special requirements that the cisco router ( takes care of. On the server there is no problem to access these sites.
The company network is in the domain.
The thing we would like to do if possible is from company pcs ( , be able using a route maybe, to open sites that open through the network. Is there any way this could be done? Since only about 2 pcs would need this access it would be great if only configuration was made on those pcs.
thank you all

RE: 2 nics very confusing!

I am having a little bit of trouble understanding exactly what your trying to do.  If I understand you correctly, you want to have two PCs ( and access content that is located on the 10.1.10 subnet?  Also, you have a server that straddles these two networks?

If so, I think what you are after is a form of NAT.  Your Windows Server should have this functionality.  I don't know how to set this function up on Windows but researching the terms windows server and NAT router should provide some insight into how to do this.


RE: 2 nics very confusing!

First is this server the gateway of client devices or is there some other gateway?

MCSA 2003

RE: 2 nics very confusing!

Yes Noway2 thats exactly what i want to do. I looked up nat and RRAS came up which seems like the correct way to go.
NetworkTek this is not the gateway. Our internal network has a symantec gateway with ip

So now i guess i'll have to look up the correct way to configure RRAS on our server that has access to the network

RE: 2 nics very confusing!

Not sure if you got the answer to this, but hopefully this helps.  What you need to do is configure a static route from the network to the network.  

From MS technet.....

1.In the RRAS MMC snap-in, expand IPv4, right-click Static Routes, and then click New Static Route.

2.In the Interface list, select the interface that should be used to forward packets to the network for which you are creating the route.

3.In Destination, type the Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) address of the network.

4.In Network mask, type the network mask that corresponds to the network address.

5.In Gateway, type the IPv4 address of the router that serves as the next hop for forwarded packets.

6.In Metric, type the number that reflects the cost of using this route. Typically, this value is the number of routers between this server and the destination network. When RRAS must select between multiple valid routes, the route with the lowest metric is the one selected.

7.Click OK to save your changes. The new route appears in Static Routes

Hope that helps...


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