We used HP's server migration software to move a Windows 2000 server from older hardware to a new HP DL380 server.
When we make changes to the TCP/IP Properties (forced IP address/gateway/DNA), they are changed for the current session (seen by looking at IPCONFIG / ALL).
But when the server is reboot, the TCP/IP Properteis go back to Obtain an IP address automatically.
Also, after we make changes to the TCP/IP Properties and click OK, and then immediately reopen the TCP/IP Properties screen (no rebooting), the settings are not saved and go back to Obtain an IP address automatically.
This server is our Active Directoy Server.