Static IP not working on Server 2008

July 24, 2009 at 12:00:48
Specs: Windows Server 2008 Standard
When I "obtain an IP Address automatically" My network connection works fine.

When I manually set the IP Address (Subnet, gateway, DNS) The network connection does not work. (Internet explorer does not work. Ping to Gateway either times out or the Host <local IP Address> reports that the destination is unreachable.)

If I use the same IP setting on a WinXP machine, the connection is fine.

I have tried disabling the windows firewall with not apparent difference in behavior.

Any suggestions?

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July 29, 2009 at 08:30:01
I have five static addresses from my provider. Before adding this 2008 server I am using two. (One thru a Win2k3 Server and one XP).

When I was unable to use one of my other IP addresses, I tried using The XP machine on the IP addresses I'd reserved for my 2k8 Server. The XP Machine worked.
After switching back I tried the Win2K8 Server. It did not work with the static address. It works with a DCHP address.

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August 12, 2009 at 09:23:09
you could try turning off and then turning on your router/firewall. Or get into the configuration page of the router/firewall and look at the security logs.

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September 10, 2009 at 14:36:20
Might turn off ipv6 in server.

See results of ipconfig /all for xp and server. Compare the two.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)

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September 8, 2010 at 09:31:02
My issue had to do with my Internet Provider. It turns out that each time I use one of my static IP addresses, my provider records the MAC address of the client. That IP address could only be used with the MAC address that established the connection.
Apparently someone here had used up the Static IP connections, then removed the equipment.

The solution for me was to call customer service and have them purge the MAC:StaticIP table.

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September 8, 2010 at 09:59:20
You should have a router between you and the ISP. This would allow you greater flexibility.

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