When I set a static IP address I get the yellow exclamation mark but when I set DHCP I don't

I am sure that this is something I am missing and it will be something I feel really stupid about but I have a server that won't let me use a static IP address.  DHCP works fine.

I can set a reservation so I can assign the IP address I want for it as a work around but I feel like there's something I am missing.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

Windows Server 2012 is OS
Rob HayesDirector of ITAsked:
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Are you including the default gateway and dns settings when you assign the static ip:  For example -Capture.JPG-saige-
Rob HayesDirector of ITAuthor Commented:
ok I said stupid but I don't think quite that stupid!! lol
Just checking.  ;)  Besides it pays to start simple.

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IP conflict?
@Wayne - That was my next thought.

Try assigning another free IP address and see if the exclamation mark dissapear.  If so, you have your answer.
Rob HayesDirector of ITAuthor Commented:
I have tried and checked all of those things- no address works as a static.  I can reserve an address in DHCP and force the address that way and that works but I have to have a work around when I feel like there is something amiss.
Do me a favor.  Try stopping the DHCP Client service on the server and then set a static ip.  Let me know if this does allow you to set a static ip without any errors.

Rob HayesDirector of ITAuthor Commented:
ok- still getting the yellow exclamation point
Do you have any additional network adapters and are they enabled/disabled?  It could also be a gateway conflict.

Do yo have problems navigating around the network even with the exclamation mark or no connection at all?  I have seen the mark you're speaking off with no affect on the user network access.

If the computer is still online even with the exclamation mark and you're just looking to solve it then check out RARaZz0R reply:

"Click Start , click Run , type regedit , and then press ENTER.

Locate and then click the following registry subkey:

Right-click this subkey, click Export , and then save the selected branch in a file.

Click the Network subkey again, and then delete the Config entry. Do not delete the Network subkey. The Config entry will be reconstructed when you restart the computer.

Restart the computer. You may have to manually turn off the computer.

The config key is re-created on the next boot up! :)"


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Rob HayesDirector of ITAuthor Commented:
winner winner chicken dinner!

This solution worked beautifully.  Thank you!
Glad I can help.  Cheers!
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