Unreliable network bridge - Windows Server 2008 R2 Web Edition
Posted on 2011-03-11
I have a server running Windows Server 2008 Web. The machine has two NICs, and I had them bridged. The bridge seems to more or less work fine, until I reboot the machine. After coming up from a reboot, the network bridge shows the machine with a 169 IP address on an unknown network. Attempting to renew the IP address fails with an unknown error. If I delete the bridge and recreate it, the new bridge will work fine once again until a reboot.
I deleted the bridge and rebooted the machine, and the individual NICs work fine.
Windows Firewall is disabled on the machine. It's currently just running inside my LAN. It's set to DHCP, with a DHCP reservation set with for the bridge's MAC address. Any ideas as to what causes this or how I can fix it?