Solved tcp/ip conflict in windows server 2003

January 27, 2013 at 23:03:59
Specs: Windows XP
i have 1 windows 2003 server not on a domain.10 machine winxp server frequently disconnected i see event log error showing ip conflict i try to match mac address to pc no mac address found.please give me solution as early as

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January 27, 2013 at 23:21:53
With only 10 PCs it shouldn't be too difficult to check each one to determine where the conflict lies. Without further details (are the addesses static or dynamic? If dynamic where is the DHCP server?) it's difficult to be more specific.

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January 28, 2013 at 07:25:48
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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:

ipconfig /all

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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