Need to assign second address to teh same NIC in Windows 2003 Server

Posted on 2007-08-02
Last Modified: 2010-04-20
I need to have both external and local IPs assigned to one NIC in Windows 2003 Server .... I know how to do it it Linux and do it all the time, but Windows remains a mystery to me.  here's what I need to do:

assign IP to my NIC (I already have that done)

also, assign a local address to the same NIC that possible in Windows?  Or do I have to add a second NIC?

All advise greatly appreciated ....  and remember, I'm Linxu smart and Windows stupid ... gentle, step-by-step instructions greatly appreciated.


Question by:kennmurrah
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    Accepted Solution


    Go to TCP/IP properties of particukar NIC, click Advanced and you enter additional IP addreses and/or default gateways.


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    Assisted Solution

    it would be better you have a second nic...cause routing!
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    It is not normally recommended to multihome a domain controller it can cause all sorts of ancillary issues. If this is just a server then there should be no problems. That said while it is possible to configire multiple IPs on a single NIC as Toni has suggested, I have to agree that having a second NIC a much better proposition.

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