Per-user IP configuration on Windows XP
Posted on 2008-09-30
I use a laptop computer to program various network hardware devices. Each device has it's own default IP address scheme and progamming software. Each time I need to work with a certain device, I have to reconfigure my TCP/IP settings.
What I would like to set up, is to be able to create seperate Windows logins for each type of device, with the laptop's IP address being automatically set to the correct configuration for that type of device, and with the programming software shortcuts on the desktop.
For a hypothetical example, I should just be able to login as the user "Siemens", and then my IP address is set to 192.168.1.100 or login as "Rockwell" and have my IP address as 10.1.1.1
I know network settings are supposed to be per machine, but I was wondering there was a better way than continuously manually changing settings. I'd hoped to find something in the local user policies, but no luck. Perhaps it will have to be a login script?
Thanks in advance