|Event viewer always shows the MAC of the other computer involved in a duplicate IP error. I use that info whenever it happens at my work to trace the MAC through my switches to find the other computer involved.|
As ijack said, with only 10 computers it should be easy enough to find out who else is involved. Simply open a command prompt window on each computer (Start >> Run >> type cmd and hit Enter) then run the following command:
The setting you're looking for is "Physical Address. When you find one that matches you have the other computer involved.
From the sounds of it, you're either using DHCP to assign an IP to the server, or your server's IP is one in the DHCP scope. Both are not good ideas.
One should always use a statically assigned IP for a server......always. This way the IP can never change. When picking a static IP to use on a server, one should first check the scope of the DHCP IP address pool to ensure you choose an IP that is outside of the pool.
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