Dual NICs configuration


G

Guest

I have a win2k server with 2 nics. One NIC for my internal network (NIC1) &
the other one to access the internet (NIC2). NIC1 cannot access the internet.
I need to be able to do the following:

1. I need internet explorer (IE) to default to the external NIC (NIC2). and
I need to be able to access that server remotely from my internal network
(via NIC1).

I tried increasing the metric on NIC1 (metric=2) and set NIC2 metric to 1.
This made IE default to NIC2 but unfortunately knocked out network
connectivity on NIC1. That is, I was no longer able to access that server
remotely from my internal network.

Is there a way to do the above? Thanks
 
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G

Guest

Thanks steve841. I did that configuration. It works but I noticed that IE is
slower to launch. This I would imagine is due to the fact that the binding
order is higher for the internal NIC (NIC1) based on the ISA configuration
mentioned below. Is there a way to speed IE launch process - make IE default
to NIC2 rather NIC1?
 

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