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Win 2K SB Server. I need to change the IP address/mask.

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I need to change the IP address/mask. Should be easy, right? Go to properties of local aread network, down to TCPIP click properties... BUT when I click properties of the TCPIP, get an error box "in order to configure TCP/IP you must install and enable a network card"  The card is an Intel 8255x and is working fine, the LAN is working well on the old setup. I tried upgrading the LAn card drivers (now version 7). Anyone got any ideas?
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Matt
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Just curious...  what service pack are you running?  You should be able to find this out by opening Control Panel and clicking Help >> About.  You should be running Service Pack 4.  If not, I suggest you upgrade.  Let me know if you need a link.

You might consider resetting the IP stack as well:

- Start >> Run >> cmd.exe
- netsh interface ip reset c:\resetlog.txt

The changes made by the netsh command will be stored in that text file.

As always, do a backup before making any changes (especially either of these)!  Especially since this is a server.

Jeff
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Hi Jeff, Thanks for your response.
Tried that, no change. I'm considering trying to change the mask (which is what I need to do) via a regedit, but I'll try this on a test machine first....
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OK, The regedit worked, but I still don't know why you could not do this via the normal utils. I just used regedit, searched for the mask that was in use, changed it to the one I wanted (Search the WHOLE registry tere is more than one occurance) and rebooted. Worked fine. This Job can be closed.
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Your problem is indeed a strange one!  You might need to reinstall TCP/IP to get past this problem for future changes.  Here's a link on how to do it:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/299451

Glad to hear you found a way to make the change for now!

Jeff
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