I have a windows 2000 server and had a network card go down. I have since replaced the network card, yet cannot get a static ip address to stay. ( i am using terminal services behind a router, with "no-ip", and need a static mapping in my router settings to allow clients through)
Whenever i go to the network card's tcp settings, and enter the static ip (in my case 192.168.1.100), mask, and gateway and dns info, i click ok, it pauses, the window closes, then i go back in and my settings have dissappeard back to dhcp assigned. I tried another nic, same thing, won't stick. Tried changing pci slots, no-go. The card does work okay and i do have net and network access. I did try using the winsock fix available on the net that didn't help either. This is driving me frigging crazy. All searches on the net have proved fruitless.
Can anyone give me any ideas? perhaps i can hardcode into the registry somehow? If anyone has any clues plz forward while i still have a little bit of hair left.