Can't change IP address, reverts to previous configuration on reboot. Win XP SP3
Posted on 2010-08-30
I have a Win XP SP3 computer which will not retain a change to the IP address and info. Here is the situation:
- Computer was on an office network and member of a Windows Server 2003 domain. IP address and info (gateway, mask, dns) was hard coded.
- Physically relocated the computer to a new office. New office has IP LAN but no domain. Comptuer will connect to Internet throgh lan using a public IP address, new gateway and dns.
- Want to preserve configuration of apps in old Windows XP profile, so logging into Windows using old domain and account.
I can change the properties (IP address, gateway, mask, dns) of the TCP/IP configuration of the Local Area Network connection. But when I then reboot, the configuration reverts back to the old information from when the computer was on the domain network.