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Every time I reboot my SBS 2008 server I have to manually enter in the gateway. How do I fix this?

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Have you tried re-running the "Connect to the Internet" wizard? – joeqwerty Sep 30 '11 at 23:11

It sounds like your issue is documented in KB973243. Download the hotfix that is listed in that article. You will also need to navigate to this registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Para meters\Interfaces\<Your NIC's GUID>\DefaultGateway and get rid of blank lines that exist. You may want to just delete all values and re-type your default gateway IP address making sure that no blank characters exist.

In summary:

  1. Install Hotfix
  2. Remove blanks from the registry key
  3. Reboot
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