Win2k server won't start after setting IP do static
Posted on 2003-10-30
I have a Win2k server, a router to connect to the Internet, and around 60 Win2k pro clients.
All the clients login to the server.
The server had dynamic IP and I changed it to static (Network -> Proprerties -> LAN -> Properties -> TCP/IP -> IP Address).
I restarted the server and now it won't start.
It stays on forever "Restoring network connections" or something like this. For hours.
I tried to start in safe mode with network and it's the same.
Safe mode without network won't let me change the IP back to dynamic.
Last known good configuration it's the same.
Any ideas on how to solve this and why this happened?
I even unplugged the network cable.
I guess the router is the DHCP server, but I'm not sure...
I'd like to set the server IP statically because it's a lot faster for the clients to log in (I set the DNS server on the clients to that IP).
Is this correct?