troubleshooting Question

Static IP reverting to DHCP in GUI interface only

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Microsoft DOSWindows Server 2003TCP/IP
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We have a Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard SP1 server. It is one of many at this location, however it is the only one that reverts to DHCP in the properties of TCP/IP. If you go into the control panel and go to network connections no matter which of the two NIC's you choose, if you right click and go to properties and then choose Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and view its properties. You can assign a static IP, so we enter all the IP information and click ok (and have tried apply before clicking ok) but either way if you ok your way entirely out and then go back in to the TCP/IP properties it is set to DHCP.

So more simply, when you set a static IP in the control panel of Server 2003 it does not keep the settings in the GUI. If you do an ipconfig /all in dos it says that it is "Manually Configured" and appears ok. However if you go back in and try to set the IP again in the GUI and then do another ipconfig /all it says you have the address that you manually assigned but it also says it is using DHCP.

Repeating this process and trying to assign a static again and doing a third ipconfig /all it will again say "Manually Configured" and the correct IP but the GUI always says "Automatically obtain" no matter what you put in and try to save. I think this may be causing some oddities to occur with the server and I wanted to see if anyone had any ideas of how to resolve this.

Thank you in advance.

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