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Windows 2003 Router

Discussion in 'Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2012 Exams' started by JohnBradbury, Nov 11, 2006.

  1. JohnBradbury

    JohnBradbury Kilobyte Poster

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    Hi guys,
    I'm building a virtual network lab with Vmware and I'm having a few problems configuring windows 2003 as a router.

    I am trying to configure simply routing across two subnets. I have filmed a short video of the issue:

    http://www.johnbradbury.com/training/windows-router.wmv

    Any help would be great.

    P.S. Please forgive all the sniffling but I have a bad cold :)
     
  2. fortch

    fortch Kilobyte Poster

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    Hey John, crank up the sound a bit! Hope you feel better...

    2003 comes clamped down out of the box, so make sure the firewalls are turned off on either-end VM's. Obviously, this needs to be disabled to run RRAS, so you're clear on the router.

    I assume you've tried standard ping test on each-end VM: ping the localhost, then the local IP (arguable, since the M$ TCP/IP stack can shortcut), then the gateway, then the remote host, then the hostname (if name resolution is functional).

    I almost invariably screw up the interfaces on the router (normally the gateway settings), but that's usually a silly mistake or typo. Come to think of it, most of my issue are config issues :rolleyes:
     
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  3. jackd

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    This may be a silly question, but Did you set the gateway in the Network Settings on remote and local to point to the Router?
     
  4. JohnBradbury

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    Thanks guys it's working like a charm now!

    The actual problem was that I hadn't entered the gateway address for each card on the router. I had assumed that when I enabled LAN routing this would somehow bridge the cards.

    To be honest I've never used any edition of Windows Server as a router as I'm sure most haven't. However, having seen that I could I wanted to mess around with it :biggrin
     
  5. Nelix
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    Glad you got it sorted.

    Just out of interest what did you use to create your video?

    Thanks
     
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  6. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    i would of thought it was a dv cam (or some sort) and converted to wmv format.
     
  7. JohnBradbury

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    There are a vast array of screen capture packages on the market but I prefer to use Camtasia Studio.

    http://www.camtasiastudio.com/

    It has a lot of features but it is on the pricey side. In the next couple of weeks I'm going to be posting a ton of free training videos which I've made using this product, I'd recommend it 100%.
     

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