I am running an old Dell 6850 using Windows Server 2008 R2 64 bit
I just added the AD DS and DNS roles to the server and created a new domain.
When I first tried installing the roles, I received an error related to the NICs I have installed (more precisely they were not being detected even though they showed up in device manager).
I uninstalled/reinstalled the NICs and I no longer received the message when adding the roles.
However, I have tried to populate the static TCP/IP properties of the one NIC that is connected, and the information is lost as soon as I exit the dialog box.
I have restarted the system, each time refilling the information. Verified their are no other systems with the same IP (including the server there are only 7 IPs being used). I have reinstalled the NICs again, looked to delete the config key as directed by the Server 2003 fix (could not find a similar location in the Server 2008 R2 registry).
The system resolves DNS and pings other systems. It is even registered when I complete an NSLOOKUP. But I cannot get the settings to stick in the GUI and I am concerned that this will lead to other issues down the road.
Any help would be appreciated.