I am setting up a MS server 2003 SP2 standard edition for terminal services. A different machine is the DC. The problem is this.
The TCP/IP settings were not being saved. I could type them in and access the machine (ping, rdp) but if I went back into the TCP/IP profile, everything was blank again. Problems arose at reboot. I manually removed tcp/ip from the registry, uninstalled the network cards, rebooted, server 2003. It correctly found the cards and reinstalled network services. TCP/IP is listed under the cards properties, checked off, blank settings. I fill in the settings, the system asks me to reboot, after reboot the settings are blank. This includes address, mask, gateway, dns, wins, every setting.
I thought this may be a registry permissions problem but am at a loss as to where to check and what permissions are needed. I considered a misconfigured group policy that disallows tcp/ip changes, but can't find references to such.
Anyone have ideas?