I’m rebuilding six physical servers to Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 and they are not holding the static IP address that I’m providing them. It will work temporarily, but after a short period of time the IP and subnet mask is missing only leaving the default gateway and DNS set which will pull an IP from DHCP from one of the other NIC’s (This happens even if the other NIC’s are disabled!)
I have disabled IP6 on all of the NIC adaptors and tried several times changing IP back to static. I have searched Google and discovered that I'm not the only one who discovered this issue. The only answer I found is to create a DHCP reservation, but I don't like this solution. The NIC's installed in these servers are 2x HP NC7170 Dual Gigabit, and 2x NC7782 Gigabit. The driver version is 220.127.116.11 dated from 1/12/2008. According to Windows Updates these are the current NIC drivers.
Has anybody come across this before and if so what is the fix?