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    Windows NT4 won't see the internet

    We've finally managed to get shot of our RM C2.4 system and rather than just junk the server, I've decided to put it to use.
    I've reinstalled Windows NT4 server and updated it up to SP6a. The problem is, I can't get it on the internet! The server will see the other machines on the network and they can see it, but it won't see the net.

    I've updated to IE6 and the proxy settings are correct.

    Anyone got any thoughts to what I've missed?

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    Re: Windows NT4 won't see the internet

    Can you bypass the proxy at all to test ?

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    Re: Windows NT4 won't see the internet

    Unfortunately no!

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    Re: Windows NT4 won't see the internet

    > I can't get it on the internet!

    Goodness. I thought the Internet was THE place to go for that kind of thing.

    Sorry.

    Moving on, are you using DHCP on the server, or have you set the IP address / subnet / gateway / DNS manually?

    How are you assessing that it can see other machines on the network? Using names, IP addresses? Can you ping outside the LAN (can you do this on other machines?)

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    Re: Windows NT4 won't see the internet

    DNS Is proberbly set on the domain to be AD integrated and not very supportive of NT 4.0.

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    Re: Windows NT4 won't see the internet

    Doh - I think the heat's getting to me (only 30 deg C in my cupboard this morning!).
    Just set it to use DHCP rather than the manual settings I put in, and hey presto, everything works properly ops:

    Thanks all anyway - I'm going for a lie down........

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    Re: Windows NT4 won't see the internet

    Quote Originally Posted by nawbus
    Doh - I think the heat's getting to me (only 30 deg C in my cupboard this morning!).
    Just set it to use DHCP rather than the manual settings I put in, and hey presto, everything works properly ops:

    Thanks all anyway - I'm going for a lie down........
    Its not usually good practice to use a dynamic host on a server for a myriad of reasons, it sounds like you may have missed the default gateway when assigning a static IP to the server, or as Dos_Box suggested, DNS isnt configured to play nice with <2000 boxes.

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    Re: Windows NT4 won't see the internet

    I'd make sure that you have your gateway configured propery in your network card's TCP/IP settings - that's likely why you couldn't see the internet. Static IPs are the way to go for servers.

    Agree with E1uSiV3's comment on <2000 boxes not taking too kindly to DHCP - we had some odditys with our Windows 98 clients when I put a DHCP server in last year, so decided to exclude part of our IP range for these. Can't remember quite what the problems were, but giving them static IPs solved the problem. Not that I've got many 98 clients left now, thankfully!

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