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This is a bit of a strange problem that I can’t seem to find a simple answer for anywhere.
We have done a clean install of Windows Server 2008 and somehow there are two IPv4 addresses assigned to the same adapter?
We have only the one adapter enabled and through the usual TCP/IP settings we have defined one IP address.
Apologies if it is a basic question, this is part of an academic course so we aren’t all that experienced with it.
Thanks for any help
In the “usual” settings (Start, Run, ncpa.cpl, right-click adapter, Properties, TCP/IPv4, Properties), click Advanced. Multiple addresses will be listed at the top with buttons to add/edit/remove them.
An address of 169.* is self-assigned. It indicates that the interface is configured via DHCP and Windows has been unable to obtain an IP from the DHCP server.
If the DHCP server is up & reachable, try at the command line:
ipconfig /release ipconfig /renew
If you’re intending to set a static address, make sure the “use the follow IP address” radio button is selected in the main TCP/IPv4 properties dialog.
Go back to where you see the one IP address assigned; there’s an Advanced button at the bottom, you’ll see the other IP(s) listed there, along with Add/Delete buttons.
Looks like this: