I have a Dell PowerEdge 1900 server, which we have just reformatted, and moved to one of our branch offices. The reinstall was with Windows 2003 R2 + SP2, and all of the Windows updates. I then made the server a domain controller, so branch office users can login.
When I took the server on site, and set it up, I found I couldn't connect to it via RDP, after putting a screen & keyboard on it, I found the IP address was set to DHCP. I set a fixed IP, and it seemed to start working. However, now when you go into the Windows Network properties GUI, it still shows the IP as 'obtain IP address automatically' but if you run 'IPconfig /all' from a command prompt, the IP address is correct, static, and DHCP is set to No.
If you enter the correct details into the Network TCP/IP GUI screen, click Apply, and OK, then go back in, it's lost everything you've entered, and displays 'obtain IP address automatically' again.
I've tried reinstalling the driver, updating to the latest driver, but it doesn't help! I can change the IP address using the command line: 'netsh interface ip set address name="Local Area Connection" static 192.168.0.20', which does change the IP address, but the GUI doesn't seem to detect the change.
Network card is a Broadcom NetXtreme II 5708C
How can I get the GUI screen to show