Setting up redundant Internet connection

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Windows Server 2008 R2
I've got a machine with Windows Server 2008 R2 and two internet connections from different ISP's. I would like to know how to setup my internet connections in such a way that if one goes downs the other connects automatically. Can NLB be used to clear this out or should I use some other kind of wizard (TMG), even if that is the case or not please help me out with the situation. Not to mention that I got two NICs, anyway that's obvious.

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Create a backup Internet connection with your FortiGate unit, so that if the primary internet connection fails, some or all traffic automatically switches to the backup Internet connection and when the primary Internet connection is restored, traffic automatically switches back to it.

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  • Subhendu Sen
    Though less details from ur end, guessing u have one nic. If u have multiple nic u also able to load balance. U need to conf this nic in server for nlb. If u have two then both nic should be onsame vlan & they should able to communicate each other. Actually configuring nlb which is basically known as WLBS. Hope, u will know the all settings, so I am not discussing here all. After configuring/ settings, go to cmd & type as:
    wlbs query
    ping the server locally & remotely. If u cannot ping remotely it may need to add a static arp entry in ur switches/ router (whatever u have) where the main server resides.
    This is all from my guess, however more details / environment is required.
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  • anandsarath8
    Hi,
      thanks for your reply, i do have 2 NICs and am not aware of the configurations. Could you help me with it. 
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  • anandsarath8
    the NICs are connected to my server machine and am glad to help you with the details you need.
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