Network settings specified in the Set Up Server Wizard for a computer that is running either Windows Server 2003 or Windows 2000 Server are not applied when the computer is joined to the Windows SBS domain using http://servername/ConnectComputer

Cause: The Connect Computer Wizard is not applying the network settings that are specified in the IP Address Configuration page of the Set Up Server Wizard to the network card of the server.

Solution 1: If you selected Obtain an IP address automatically by using DHCP on the IP Address Configuration page of the Set Up Server Wizard, you need to ensure that the network card of the server is configured to obtain an IP address automatically after you have joined the server to the Windows SBS domain.

To assign an IP address using a DHCP address for a server
  1. From a server that was joined to the Windows SBS domain by using the Set Up Server Wizard, click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Network Connections.

  2. Right-click the network connection of the network card that connects the server to the Windows SBS network.

  3. Click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and then click Properties.

  4. On the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties page, select Obtain an IP address automatically.

Solution 2: If you selected Use the following static address: in the IP Address Configuration page of the Set Up Server Wizard, you need to manually apply the IP address settings to the server after you join the server to the Windows SBS domain.

To assign a static IP address for a server
  1. From a server that was joined to the Windows SBS domain by using the Set Up Server Wizard, click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Network Connections.

  2. Right-click the network connection of the network card that connects the server to the Windows SBS network.

  3. Click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and then click Properties.

  4. On the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties page, click Use the following IP address, and then do the following:

    1. In the IP address field, type the static IP address that you entered when you ran the Connect Computer Wizard.
    2. In the Subnet mask field, type the subnet mask that your server that is running Windows SBS and your client computers use. If you do not know the subnet mask, log on to a client computer, click Start, type cmd, and then type ipconfig.
    3. In the Default Gateway field, type the IP address of your server that is running Windows SBS.
    4. In the Preferred DNS field, type the IP address of your server that is running Windows SBS.

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