Local Static IP address won't stay static. Keeps changing to DHCP.
Posted on 2010-09-17
SBS 2003 with 2 NICs. Neither one will keep a static IP address. I'll set the address, save it and then go back into the TCP/IP properties of the adapter and it will have changed to DHCP. I run ipconfig and it gives me all the static info that was set. The problem is at least once a day the server will stop responding to network requests and everyone loses connection to their shared database and everything else network related. I have to reboot the server and re-enter the static settings.
I've tried the following:
Updated network adapter drivers
Re-running teh Email and Internet Connection Wizard
The other onboard network adapter
Disabled the adapter, removed and reinstalled drivers.
Resetting tcp/ip with netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt
I'm at a loss. I haven't tried a new network adapter cuz this server only has PCI-E slots and i dont have a PCI-E network adapter in stock.