why does sbs 2011 keep changing it s ip back to 184.108.40.206
Posted on 2011-02-23
My new SBS server keeps changing it's IP back to 220.127.116.11 i want it to be 18.104.22.168
It is the only server on the network, it has DHCP and DNS turned on. the IP is static and is set to 22.214.171.124 in the network card properties 'tcp/ip' properties window, everything is erased from the advanced ip settings options. i then close the network settings window and when it is reopened it is back again and it now has 2 ip addresses 126.96.36.199 (shown in the properties) and 188.8.131.52 shown in advanced.
i did set the ip to 184.108.40.206 yesterday when i was experimenting but there is no reason it would come back , by it's self , is there???
Before you say change the range i have to keep the ip at 220.127.116.11 as we have a complicated router system setup where 7 remote sites use a vpn to get back to the server where each site has a draytek router and bettween 2 and 6 machines. i have not conected these sites back yet but can ping the DNS name of the server from every site.
please halp this is driving me spare, as the machines i add to the domain conect then take an age to log on the second time. i am assuming this is to do with the ip addresses but cant prove it until i have fixed this problem
Thanks in advance.