Jason, i'm pretty sure i found the issue i just had to wait for an answer frim a support tech on the other end of things. It turns out the the domain and IP address were not set up properly so i was trying to set up on a dev server vs. The actual production server.
I have the correct credentials now and will test that out when i get back to the office. This wasn't a PowerCMS issue to begin with i don't think. I'll confirm in a little while.
Thanks for your time on this.