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Unable to change IP address on Server 2012 Essentials

Posted on 2013-01-15
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Ok - I ordered a new server for a client that had their old one walk off the job (stolen).  Against my better judgement, I ordered Server 2012 Essentials as the OS.  Figured that I might as well start getting some experience with it.  Boy - do I now have "experience."

Anyway - as is typical for us, I set up the server in our office with the intent of moving it to the customer site when most of the initial setup is complete.

The setup went pretty well.  The only warning was when I chose to allow it to use a DHCP address instead of a static.  Thinking - I can always change it to a static when it gets moved to the customer site.

Well - it's now at the customer site, and when I try to change the IP address I get an error as seen in the attached image.
"In order to configure TCP/IP, you must install and enable a network adapter card"

The server is working, and I used the DHCP in the firewall to assign the server the address I want, but why can't I change it in the IP4 properties?

Any ideas would be welcome.
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Are they teamed together as a virtual NIC?

Can you assign it using the netsh command from an elevated command prompt?
netsh interface ip set address name="NIC1" static <ip> <netmask> <gateway>

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Thank you BBP for the suggestion.  I'll give that and a few other things a try the next time I am in their office.  I'll let you know what happens.
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Well - I think that they are teamed together.  I didn't actually try to change anything, but a quick look at the Broadcom software hints to that effect.  I'm leaving as is for now.  Thanks for the hint.
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