set up hyper-v for exchange/ad...on windows 2008

..yet when I get to the add roles wizard...it is asking me to setup a static ip address..im not sure what that is and if its necessary...to set up hyper-v for my exchange/ad install...
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AustinComputerLabsCommented:
Under the NIC config it is set up for DHCP, you will need to give it an IP address manually. This is required.
Just pick an unused IP address for your IP range and assign it to the NIC config.
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GlobaLevelProgrammerAuthor Commented:
ok...a little confused...as a small shop with a server at a hosting company...do they give that..or do I need to create that myself...what is the purpose of a static ip?
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AustinComputerLabsCommented:
Is this exchange install on your LAN?
IP.jpg
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GlobaLevelProgrammerAuthor Commented:
my settings in internet protocol version 4 are set similar to the pic you provided above...does this mean that my static ip address is set?
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Svet PaperovIT ManagerCommented:
You need to disable IPv6 on the NIC.
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waleedaCommented:
here are the steps for giving static IP for windows server 2008 and 2003

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc754203(WS.10).aspx
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GlobaLevelProgrammerAuthor Commented:
You need to disable IPv6 on the NIC.

>> okay...bc I already ran hyper-v....hope that doesnt impact anything...not sure how IPv6 relates...to IPv4...
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GlobaLevelProgrammerAuthor Commented:
You need to disable IPv6 on the NIC.

>>is this for security reasons?
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