Cheeseman1800
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Win Server 2008 R2 Static Ip Help

I have a newly created server, Win 2008 R2 that if I put in a static IP with the Gateway and DNS just like my other non-virtual servers, will not connect. Keep on getting a DNS error and can't get out or even remote in. If I switch to DHCP, on the same subnet, it works. There is nothing else on this IP as I have checked that. I have messed with the network settings in the vSphere Client. When I first set this up and put in the Static IP, it worked. Did not play with it (non-operational, yet) for about a week or two. Came back, did not work. I am sure that there was a restart or two in there. I have restarted it AND reinstall Win 2008 R2 complete from disk too.

Note: I just start the vmware stuff back in Nov so new at this.

Thanks

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florindespa
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Hi,

  Can you paste an " ipconfig /all " when you set the IPs static , also an ipconfig /all when you set DHCP ?

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weinstein5
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Welcome to the Community - sounds like something might have changed with your network - in addition to the VM IP information can you send a screen shot of the host's network configuration that VM sits on -

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CoolRam
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Since you are telling the Ip you got from the DHCP server is working fine. Can you setup the static IP that you got from the DHCP server and reboot and check. If this Ip is correct then i am suspecting the subnet you configured.check the ipconfig flush and restart.

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Cheeseman1800
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Here is the log for ipconfig /all

Static IP for this does not work.

C:\Users\Administrator>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

   Host Name.. . . . . . . . . . . : Thing

   PrimaryDnsSuffix .. . . . . . :

   Node Type.. . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid

   IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

   WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix .:

   Description.. . . . . . . . . . : vmxnet3 Ethernet Adapter

   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0C-29-F0-BC-E7

   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No

   Autoconfiguration Enabled.. . . : Yes

   IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 204.234.70.16(Preferred)

   Subnet Mask.. . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

   Default Gateway.. . . . . . . . : 204.234.70.254

   DNS Servers.. . . . . . . . . . : 8.8.8.8

                                       8.8.4.4

   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapterisatap.{292AABBA-7DF1-43ED-81F4-055583859140}:

   Media State.. . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix .:

   Description.. . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter

   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0

   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No

   Autoconfiguration Enabled.. . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter 6TO4 Adapter:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix .:

   Description.. . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft 6to4 Adapter

   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0

   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No

   Autoconfiguration Enabled.. . . : Yes

   IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2002:ccea:4610::ccea:4610(Preferred)

   Default Gateway.. . . . . . . . :

   DNS Servers.. . . . . . . . . . : 8.8.8.8

                                       8.8.4.4

   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

   Media State.. . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix .:

   Description.. . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface

   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0

   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No

   Autoconfiguration Enabled.. . . : Yes

C:\Users\Administrator>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

   Host Name.. . . . . . . . . . . : Thing

   PrimaryDnsSuffix .. . . . . . :

   Node Type.. . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid

   IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

   WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

   DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : esu9.org

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix .: esu9.org

   Description.. . . . . . . . . . : vmxnet3 Ethernet Adapter

   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0C-29-F0-BC-E7

   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes

   Autoconfiguration Enabled.. . . : Yes

   IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 204.234.70.102(Preferred)

   Subnet Mask.. . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

   Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, March 08, 1879 4:26:21 AM

   Lease Expires.. . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, April 14, 2015 11:52:29 AM

   Default Gateway.. . . . . . . . : 204.234.70.254

   DHCP Server.. . . . . . . . . . : 204.234.70.7

   DNS Servers.. . . . . . . . . . : 162.127.9.1

   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.esu9.org:

   Media State.. . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix .: esu9.org

   Description.. . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter

   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0

   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No

   Autoconfiguration Enabled.. . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter 6TO4 Adapter:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix .: esu9.org

   Description.. . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft 6to4 Adapter

   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0

   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No

   Autoconfiguration Enabled.. . . : Yes

   IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2002:ccea:4666::ccea:4666(Preferred)

   Default Gateway.. . . . . . . . : 2002:c058:6301::1

                                       2002:c058:6301::c058:6301

   DNS Servers.. . . . . . . . . . : 162.127.9.1

   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix .:

   Description.. . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface

   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0

   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No

   Autoconfiguration Enabled.. . . : Yes

   IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:9d38:6abd:386b:677:3315:b999(Prefe

rred)

   Link-local IPv6 Address.. . . . : fe80::386b:677:3315:b999%14(Preferred)

   Default Gateway.. . . . . . . . :

   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

C:\Users\Administrator>ipconfig /all

DHCP on this one,wokring

Windows IP Configuration

   Host Name.. . . . . . . . . . . : Thing

   PrimaryDnsSuffix .. . . . . . :

   Node Type.. . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid

   IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

   WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

   DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : esu9.org

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix .: esu9.org

   Description.. . . . . . . . . . : vmxnet3 Ethernet Adapter

   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0C-29-F0-BC-E7

   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes

   Autoconfiguration Enabled.. . . : Yes

   IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 204.234.70.102(Preferred)

   Subnet Mask.. . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

   Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, April 14, 2015 11:04:38 AM

   Lease Expires.. . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, April 14, 2015 12:04:02 PM

   Default Gateway.. . . . . . . . : 204.234.70.254

   DHCP Server.. . . . . . . . . . : 204.234.70.7

   DNS Servers.. . . . . . . . . . : 162.127.9.1

   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.esu9.org:

   Media State.. . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix .: esu9.org

   Description.. . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter

   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0

   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No

   Autoconfiguration Enabled.. . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter 6TO4 Adapter:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix .: esu9.org

   Description.. . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft 6to4 Adapter

   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0

   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No

   Autoconfiguration Enabled.. . . : Yes

   IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2002:ccea:4666::ccea:4666(Preferred)

   Default Gateway.. . . . . . . . : 2002:c058:6301::1

                                       2002:c058:6301::c058:6301

   DNS Servers.. . . . . . . . . . : 162.127.9.1

   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix .:

   Description.. . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface

   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0

   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No

   Autoconfiguration Enabled.. . . : Yes

   IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:9d38:6abd:8ba:d2e:3315:b999(Prefer

red)

   Link-local IPv6 Address.. . . . : fe80::8ba:d2e:3315:b999%14(Preferred)

   Default Gateway.. . . . . . . . :

   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

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Cheeseman1800
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Contributor

Yes thatworked.. But I don't know why.. Maybe afternoon sleepiness.. LOL

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Cheeseman1800
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What worked was the putting in the static IP that is the same as the what IP I got from DHCP.

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