Server vNIC resetting to APIPA


I thought I'd be able to find this out on my own but I'm having a strange issue with a servers guest vNIC. After every other reboot, it gets an APIPA address as seen from ipconfig, although it's still set to static within the GUI. A simple disable and enable fixes the issue. I've tried removing the vNic from the guest VM and adding a new one as well as resetting the TCP/IP stack via Netsh and lastly, enabling hidden devices within devicemgr and wacking stale NICs I've created when troubleshooting. There is no signs of IP conflict.

Any suggestions?
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snyderkvAuthor Commented:
Thanks I will look into the registry fix but how is this happening? We deploy from template which has a static (sysprep flushes that out) or maybe the base image was messed up already
WORKS2011Managed IT, Cyber Security, BackupCommented:
on the vNIC do you have a ip only or do you have the ip, sm, dg, and DNS?
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snyderkvAuthor Commented:
Yes all filled out as it's a production server.
WORKS2011Managed IT, Cyber Security, BackupCommented:
I don't believe vNIC's need all the information, especially if it's a host computer managing VM's. Just like any switch that's placed into production often the IP address only does the trick. Minimum take out the DNS portion.
snyderkvAuthor Commented:
You lost me, this is a production server that traverses VLANs. It needs a gateway and DNS resolution.
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