- 12th February 2009 at 17:31 #43629
I have set up the server as described, I can go on-line but i cant access any Microsoft sites or activate my copy, this only affects the machine which is running the server all my other networked machines can connect ok. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
- 12th February 2009 at 21:41 #48298
So you are saying you can’t go to http://www.microsoft.com/ or http://22.214.171.124/? If only the second url works it must be some DNS problem. You can also try a tracert to microsoft.com (126.96.36.199): Start -> Run -> cmd.exe -> tracert 188.8.131.52 and see how far your ICMP packets can get.
To activate your copy without having to connect to the Microsoft servers, use the phone activation. More info about that in the following topic: Activation problem 🙁.
Things that could be between your server and Microsoft.com:
* Hosts file (%windir%System32Driversetchosts)
* (Windows) Firewall
* Filthy DNS cache (clean up using commandline: ipconfig /flushdns)
* Non-working dns (check using commandline tool: nslookup)
* Filters in Router/IPS/Switches
- 12th February 2009 at 21:59 #48299
Thanks for the help, I will give it a try 😀
- 15th February 2009 at 15:49 #48300
It appears to be a DNS error, I’m not sure how to fix it i have tried clearing the cache and when i tried nslookup it couldn’t find a server name
Any help would be appreciated
- 15th February 2009 at 18:26 #48301
Try the following in the command prompt:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Default Server: speedtouch.lan
> server 184.108.40.206
Default Server: resolver1.opendns.com
C:UsersAdministrator>ping 220.127.116.11 -n 1
Pinging 18.104.22.168 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 22.214.171.124: bytes=32 time=16ms TTL=56
Ping statistics for 126.96.36.199:
Packets: Sent = 1, Received = 1, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 16ms, Maximum = 16ms, Average = 16ms
If you get the same kind of result you can manually set your DNS server manually to the ip 188.8.131.52 which is an OpenDNS server.
You can set your DNS Server manually by going to the Network and Sharing Center in the Control Panel where you click Manage network connections. Open the Properties of the networkinterface that connects to the internet(gateway) and open the Properties of the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) item. Click Use the following DNS server addresses and enter as Preferred DNS server 184.108.40.206 and as Alternate DNS server 220.127.116.11. Save your settings by clicking OK and your internet should work fine now!
- 15th February 2009 at 20:41 #48302
Thanks for the help, I managed to connect and activate my copy
Many Thanks Tom
- 15th February 2009 at 22:43 #48303
Hey Tom, good to hear that! It’s still weird that it couldn’t use the DNS server assigned via DHCP. However, I’m glad it works! 🙂
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