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Cannot connect workstation to SBS2008 using http://connect

L

lost tech

#1
I am in the process of replacing the existing server 2000 on a workgroup
network and changing over to a SBS 2008 domain based network. I got the new
server on the network and used Internet Connection from the SBS Console to
work OK. Now my problem is that when I use the Connect Computer wizard using
"http://connect" nothing happens. The browser goes to the usual site not
found message. I changed the workstation from the workgroup to the domain. I
then logged in to the workstation with an administrator account. I can use
Network Places and gain access to the new server but cannot connect with the
"connect" wizard. This is driving me nuts.
--
lost tech
 

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Larry Struckmeyer[SBS-MVP]

#2
Hi Lost Tech:

Understand your frustration. Can you tell us what the OS of the stations
is, and if the SBS 2008 is patched up to UR4?


-
Larry
Please post the resolution to your
issue so others may benefit
-
Get Your SBS Health Check at
www.sbsbpa.com


> I am in the process of replacing the existing server 2000 on a
> workgroup network and changing over to a SBS 2008 domain based
> network. I got the new server on the network and used Internet
> Connection from the SBS Console to work OK. Now my problem is that
> when I use the Connect Computer wizard using "http://connect" nothing
> happens. The browser goes to the usual site not found message. I
> changed the workstation from the workgroup to the domain. I then
> logged in to the workstation with an administrator account. I can use
> Network Places and gain access to the new server but cannot connect
> with the "connect" wizard. This is driving me nuts.
>
 

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R

Russ SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP]

#3
Lost Tech is the SBS2008 The DHCP of your Network?
If not, it needs to be.
Russ

--
Russell Grover - SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP]
MCP, MCPS, MCNPS, SBSC
Small Business Server/Computer Support - www.SBITS.Biz
BPOS - Microsoft Online Services - www.Microsoft-Online-Services.com


"Larry Struckmeyer[SBS-MVP]" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]

> Hi Lost Tech:
>
> Understand your frustration. Can you tell us what the OS of the stations
> is, and if the SBS 2008 is patched up to UR4?
>
>
> -
> Larry
> Please post the resolution to your
> issue so others may benefit
> -
> Get Your SBS Health Check at
> www.sbsbpa.com
>
>

>> I am in the process of replacing the existing server 2000 on a
>> workgroup network and changing over to a SBS 2008 domain based
>> network. I got the new server on the network and used Internet
>> Connection from the SBS Console to work OK. Now my problem is that
>> when I use the Connect Computer wizard using "http://connect" nothing
>> happens. The browser goes to the usual site not found message. I
>> changed the workstation from the workgroup to the domain. I then
>> logged in to the workstation with an administrator account. I can use
>> Network Places and gain access to the new server but cannot connect
>> with the "connect" wizard. This is driving me nuts.
>>
>
>
 

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C

Chris Puckett [MSFT]

#4
This might help if you're not using SBS 2008 as the DHCP server of the
network.

957708 Windows XP/Vista Workstations Fail To Connect to SBS 2008 When Using
Http://connect
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;957708

--
Chris Puckett

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.



"Russ SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP]" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]

> Lost Tech is the SBS2008 The DHCP of your Network?
> If not, it needs to be.
> Russ
>
> --
> Russell Grover - SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP]
> MCP, MCPS, MCNPS, SBSC
> Small Business Server/Computer Support - www.SBITS.Biz
> BPOS - Microsoft Online Services - www.Microsoft-Online-Services.com
>
>
> "Larry Struckmeyer[SBS-MVP]" <[email protected]> wrote in
> message news:[email protected]

>> Hi Lost Tech:
>>
>> Understand your frustration. Can you tell us what the OS of the stations
>> is, and if the SBS 2008 is patched up to UR4?
>>
>>
>> -
>> Larry
>> Please post the resolution to your
>> issue so others may benefit
>> -
>> Get Your SBS Health Check at
>> www.sbsbpa.com
>>
>>

>>> I am in the process of replacing the existing server 2000 on a
>>> workgroup network and changing over to a SBS 2008 domain based
>>> network. I got the new server on the network and used Internet
>>> Connection from the SBS Console to work OK. Now my problem is that
>>> when I use the Connect Computer wizard using "http://connect" nothing
>>> happens. The browser goes to the usual site not found message. I
>>> changed the workstation from the workgroup to the domain. I then
>>> logged in to the workstation with an administrator account. I can use
>>> Network Places and gain access to the new server but cannot connect
>>> with the "connect" wizard. This is driving me nuts.
>>>
>>
>>
 

My Computer

L

lost tech

#5
The workstations are all XP Pro and currently have static IP addresses. Also
the SBS2008 is updated with all of the latest updates. I know that this
system works because I originally had the server and a workstation in my shop
and set it up on the domain. I tried several times and each time it was
successful. Theoretically it is the same as I tried to duplicate the
business. Only when I took the server to my client did I start to have
problems.
--
lost tech


"Larry Struckmeyer[SBS-MVP]" wrote:

> Hi Lost Tech:
>
> Understand your frustration. Can you tell us what the OS of the stations
> is, and if the SBS 2008 is patched up to UR4?
>
>
> -
> Larry
> Please post the resolution to your
> issue so others may benefit
> -
> Get Your SBS Health Check at
> www.sbsbpa.com
>
>

> > I am in the process of replacing the existing server 2000 on a
> > workgroup network and changing over to a SBS 2008 domain based
> > network. I got the new server on the network and used Internet
> > Connection from the SBS Console to work OK. Now my problem is that
> > when I use the Connect Computer wizard using "http://connect" nothing
> > happens. The browser goes to the usual site not found message. I
> > changed the workstation from the workgroup to the domain. I then
> > logged in to the workstation with an administrator account. I can use
> > Network Places and gain access to the new server but cannot connect
> > with the "connect" wizard. This is driving me nuts.
> >
>
>
> .
>
 

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L

lost tech

#6
The SBS2008 is configured as the DHCP. This was accomplished when I ran the
Internet Connection wizard from the SBS Console.
--
lost tech


"Russ SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP]" wrote:

> Lost Tech is the SBS2008 The DHCP of your Network?
> If not, it needs to be.
> Russ
>
> --
> Russell Grover - SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP]
> MCP, MCPS, MCNPS, SBSC
> Small Business Server/Computer Support - www.SBITS.Biz
> BPOS - Microsoft Online Services - www.Microsoft-Online-Services.com
>
>
> "Larry Struckmeyer[SBS-MVP]" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]

> > Hi Lost Tech:
> >
> > Understand your frustration. Can you tell us what the OS of the stations
> > is, and if the SBS 2008 is patched up to UR4?
> >
> >
> > -
> > Larry
> > Please post the resolution to your
> > issue so others may benefit
> > -
> > Get Your SBS Health Check at
> > www.sbsbpa.com
> >
> >

> >> I am in the process of replacing the existing server 2000 on a
> >> workgroup network and changing over to a SBS 2008 domain based
> >> network. I got the new server on the network and used Internet
> >> Connection from the SBS Console to work OK. Now my problem is that
> >> when I use the Connect Computer wizard using "http://connect" nothing
> >> happens. The browser goes to the usual site not found message. I
> >> changed the workstation from the workgroup to the domain. I then
> >> logged in to the workstation with an administrator account. I can use
> >> Network Places and gain access to the new server but cannot connect
> >> with the "connect" wizard. This is driving me nuts.
> >>
> >
> >
 

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L

lost tech

#7
Just wanted to let you all know that I got the problem resolved. I am
converting the workstations one at a time to the new domain where they are
utilizing both the domain and workgroup. I have to keep the workgroup server
on line because of the data files. Once all of the workstations are on the
domain I will transfer the data to the new domain server and remove the
workgroup server. Thank you for your assistance on this perplexing problem.
All is perfect.
--
lost tech


"lost tech" wrote:

> The workstations are all XP Pro and currently have static IP addresses. Also
> the SBS2008 is updated with all of the latest updates. I know that this
> system works because I originally had the server and a workstation in my shop
> and set it up on the domain. I tried several times and each time it was
> successful. Theoretically it is the same as I tried to duplicate the
> business. Only when I took the server to my client did I start to have
> problems.
> --
> lost tech
>
>
> "Larry Struckmeyer[SBS-MVP]" wrote:
>

> > Hi Lost Tech:
> >
> > Understand your frustration. Can you tell us what the OS of the stations
> > is, and if the SBS 2008 is patched up to UR4?
> >
> >
> > -
> > Larry
> > Please post the resolution to your
> > issue so others may benefit
> > -
> > Get Your SBS Health Check at
> > www.sbsbpa.com
> >
> >

> > > I am in the process of replacing the existing server 2000 on a
> > > workgroup network and changing over to a SBS 2008 domain based
> > > network. I got the new server on the network and used Internet
> > > Connection from the SBS Console to work OK. Now my problem is that
> > > when I use the Connect Computer wizard using "http://connect" nothing
> > > happens. The browser goes to the usual site not found message. I
> > > changed the workstation from the workgroup to the domain. I then
> > > logged in to the workstation with an administrator account. I can use
> > > Network Places and gain access to the new server but cannot connect
> > > with the "connect" wizard. This is driving me nuts.
> > >
> >
> >
> > .
> >
 

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