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DNS: IP addresses must be configured on <adapter name>

Updated: October 15, 2010

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012

This topic is intended to address a specific issue identified by a Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyzer or Best Practices Analyzer scan. You should apply the information in this topic only to computers that have had the DNS Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyzer or DNS Best Practices Analyzer run against them and are experiencing the issue addressed by this topic. For more information about best practices and scans, see Best Practices Analyzer.

 

Operating System

Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012

Product/Feature

DNS

Severity

Critical

Category

Configuration

There are no IP addresses associated with the interfaces on the adapter.
The computer cannot communicate with other computers on the network.

If a network adapter is not active or is not configured with a valid IP address, it will be unable to communicate on the network.

Configure valid IP addresses on the DNS server.

Review the status of network adapters on this computer. Configure the computer to use a static IP address for communication on the network.

To perform this procedure, you must have membership in the local Administrators group, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

  1. Click Start, click Control Panel, click Network and Internet, click Network and Sharing Center, click Change Adapter settings, double-click the network connection you want to change, and then click Properties.

  2. Click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), and then click Properties.

  3. Click Use the following IP address, and do one of the following:

    • For a local area connection, in IP address, Subnet mask, and Default gateway, type the IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway addresses.

    • For all other connections, in IP address, type the IP address.

  4. Click Use the following DNS server addresses.

  5. In Preferred DNS server and Alternate DNS server, type the primary and secondary DNS server addresses.

  1. Click Start, double-click Control Panel, click Network and Internet, click Network and Sharing Center, click Change Adapter settings, double-click the network connection you want to change, and then click Properties.

  2. Click Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6), and then click Properties.

  3. Click Use the following IP address, and do one of the following:

    • For a local area connection, in IP address, Subnet mask, and Default gateway, type the IP address, subnet prefix, and default gateway addresses.

    • For all other connections, in IP address, type the IP address.

  4. Click Use the following DNS server addresses.

  5. In Preferred DNS server and Alternate DNS server, type the primary and secondary DNS server addresses.

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