Automatically configuring static IP addresses on a network card?  Is there a batch file available I could use anywhere?

Posted on 2003-03-11
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I have a user who I want to be able to change their IP settings automatically, I was wondering if there was a batch file available where I could change the IP values to automatically update someones networking settings for me once I specified what I want them to be.

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That’s a reg file for an NT machine not a 2000 machine. I would be careful using this approach as you know what can happen if you screw with the registry like that.

I don't know if you can assign static IP via a batch file. I know you could create a batch file to use IPCONFIG /release then do a /renew; however this is obviously for a DHCP client. However again if you create an IP reservation in the DHCP scope you can mandate this IP to the machine even though it's a DHCP client.

Hope this helps,


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try this one....

there is a little known utility called Netsh, and it is exactly what you want (from what i see anyway)  here is a little sample for you.

put the following lines into a batch file and you'll be all set. just change the ip address ( to the IP you want, and then the gateway, and finally the dns server you have.

netsh interface ip set address "Local Area Connection" static 1

netsh interface ip set dns "Local Area Connection" static

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Have you looked into a scripted solution?  Try :


The scripting center has numerous solutions to help make the life of an administrator a little less frustrating.

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Thanks, sorry for taking so long to get back

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