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Configure TCP/IP for automatic addressing

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To configure TCP/IP for automatic addressing

  1. Open Network Connections.

  2. Right-click the network connection that you want to configure, and then click Properties.

  3. On the General tab (for a local area connection) or the Networking tab (for all other connections), click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and then click Properties.

  4. Click Obtain an IP address automatically, and then click OK.

Notes

  • To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators group or the Network Configuration Operators group on the local computer. For more information, see Default local groups and Default groups.

  • To open Network Connections, click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Network Connections.

  • By default, TCP/IP is configured to use DHCP addressing. If a DHCP server is unavailable, then servers running Windows Server 2003 can use Automatic Private IP Addressing (APIPA) or the alternate configuration method to automate Internet Protocol (IP) configuration of network connections. For more information about these new features, see Related Topics.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

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