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how to add multiple ip addresses to a single NIC on Windows 2008R2

Posted on 2013-06-20
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I'm running two multisite, meaning multiple sub domains handled by the same  WordPress sites on a server using 2 NIC's, each with it's own IP address. Each domain name points to a different IP address.

I have seen references to multi homed or virtual IP addresses on E-E but most links are outdated and no longer work.

Does any one know how to create additional IP addresses so I can expand the number of websites? The server is vastly underutilized and it would be great if I can add more web sites on that same server.

Thanks,

Rolf
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You can use the GUI..

Click Start -> Control Panel -> and the Network and Sharing Centre
sharing
On the left select Change Adapters
change
Right Click the Adapter you would like to add the extra IP's to.
Right click
Select TCPIP V4 and then select Properties.
TCP
Add you 1st IP Here.. When done click on Advanced
IP
Add your 2nd IP + 2nd Gateway here
2nd IP
after adding IP select DNS and add your DNS entries
DNS
GoodLuck
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Both work and thank you to DirkMare for making it fool proof.

It worked like a charm and as an extra bonus and I discovered that I can create multiple (single) WP sites on the same IP address I added like you have always been able to do in ISS, except that I have a url rewriter for the multisite WordPress domain on the the IP/NIC already in place. (In other words *.domain.name all get's picked up by the same IP address / url rewriter / WP site)
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Nice one
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