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Can't bind Static IP to network cards

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Right the info, I recently had to restore a Dead Server to a completly different machine. The restore worked for pretty much everything (This is a DC Win 2K server and running Exchnage 2003), I used Acronis universal restore for the rebuild. Anyway the nics on the current computer are totaly different, with the new ones being Intel Gb, I'm not sure what the old ones were, but whatever flavour Dell have on their PowerEdge 2400's.

The nic will use DHCP and I can assign a static IP, however if I look at the Nic properties box after I have assigned the IP their ip isn't showing, but an ipconfig will show the addresses, info below

Windows 2000 IP Configuration

        Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : cornhill
        Primary DNS Suffix  . . . . . . . : boyden-financial.co.uk
        Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
        IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
        WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
        DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : boyden-financial.co.uk

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 5:

        Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
        Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/1000 PM Network Connect
ion #3
        Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-30-48-84-6F-14
        DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
        Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
        IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.101
        Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
        Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.254
        DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.255
        DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
        Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.101
        Secondary WINS Server . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
        Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 24 January 2007 05:44:18
        Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 24 January 2007 06:44:18

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 4:

        Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
        Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/1000 PM Network Connect
ion #2
        Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-30-48-84-6F-15
        DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
        IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
        Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
        Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.254
        DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
                                            192.168.0.101

The wierd bit is Coonection 4 says DHCP no and 5 Says Yes, however none of the nics show IP in the properties box. Plus if I reboot the nics pick up DHCP, which given this machines role, it's not good.

More Info.

I have removed the old Nics using the show hidden devices command. Also adding another nic isn't an option as I don't have any half height nics to put in it, this client is pretty stingy and I can't see them stumping up for one.


Any help here gratfully accepted
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