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The Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties dialog box displays the default IP address settings after you manually configure a static IP address in Windows 2000 Server or in Windows Server 2003
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In Microsoft Windows 2000 Server with Service Pack 4 (SP4) or in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 (SP1), you manually configure the TCP/IP properties to add a static IP address. After you do this, the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties dialog box still displays the default settings. Additionally, the Obtain IP address automatically option is selected.
However, when you type ipconfig /all at a command prompt, the static IP address information that you entered manually is displayed.
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Article ID: 937056 - Last Review: October 31, 2007 - Revision: 2.2