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Static IP & NIC on AD & DHCP Server on VMware 5.1 Host

Posted on 2013-07-01
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Not sure how and why this has happened, but managed to lose connectivity with one of our DC's @ remote site after a reboot.
Now, cant get to assign a static IP to the VM because its using an old adapter somewhere, even after removing it from the VM and host....

Ideas?
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by:Haresh Nikumbh
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have you refer below link

Removing hidden devices from device manager and registry


http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1179
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Nothing listed here..
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what error message do you get if any?
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by:CHI-LTD
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no errors, but in the nic details i am getting an auto ip address of 169. plus the static of 192. (which is correct), but an ipconfig shows a duplicate.  Unable to ping.

Tried removing nics...
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by:CHI-LTD
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The old nic (removed) is still clashing with new NIC IP address...
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by:CHI-LTD
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Setting static mac doesn't help, overrides it and assigns the same one!
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Showing autoconfig IPv4: 169.
subnet: 255.255.0.0

Then shows autoconfig IPv4 again:192.168.2.*
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by:CHI-LTD
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WTF!
Cannot change this Static IP!  Keeps putting in the old one (although correct one!)

.......
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There wasnt any hidden NICs.
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Followed that, deleted some hidden, managed to get a different mac, but still showing a duplicate (after ip manually added)
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how and why are the settings showing as auto config twice?
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by:Haresh Nikumbh
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have you tried this fix it? which will reset Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/299357
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by:CHI-LTD
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No, its 2008 r2 server...
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Jesus, im getting an ip address conflict on any 192.168.2.* ip i set in ipv4...
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by:Haresh Nikumbh
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netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt

works with Windows 2008 r2 server too


reset ip address and reboot server and verify
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 125 total points
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You could have created a new virtual machine, DC and DHCP server, in the time, you've fiddled with TCP/IP stack.

I would start to create a new VM, prompt to DC, create DHCP server.

if your network stack on this VM is suspect.
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But there must be an issue elsewhere (i suspect firewall - as replaced recently) which is killing dhcp etc...
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check it out below link

you need to refer Jack MVP post

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-networking/problem-with-windows-7-starter-autoconfiguration/443696f3-52b6-476e-b6fc-e18f74f9d8b4

Type netsh winsock reset in the Command Prompt , and then press the Enter key.

Do the same process for refreshing the TCP/IP just replace the typed command with.

netsh interface ipv4 reset   press Enter

netsh interface ipv6 reset   press Enter

ipconfig /flushdns   press Enter

Restart your Computer.
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I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

CHI-LTD,

This question was duplicated in http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Email_Servers/Exchange/Q_28180504.html.

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It was caused by a firewall.  
Modus - this is a different question, but seemed to be the same.
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