Assign a static IP Address to Windows Server 2012

Assign a static IP Address to Windows Server 2012

This post is about assign a static IP Address to windows server 2012 before proceeding with the installation of Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Services, we need to assign a static IP Address in preparation for the installation of the Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).
In this article it is assumed that you have already pre-installed Windows Server 2012.

Log onto your newly installed Windows Server 2012, locate the Network Internet Access icon, right-click on it and click “Open Network & Sharing Center”

Assign a static IP Address to Windows Server 2012

Click on change adapter settings

Assign a static IP Address to Windows Server 2012

Right-click on Ethernet and click properties

Assign a static IP Address to Windows Server 2012

Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click Properties

Assign a static IP Address to Windows Server 2012

Select ‘Use the following IP address’, enter the IP address, subnet mask and gateway (if any). Also ensure you enter the IP address of your primary domain controller as the Preferred DNS Server.

Assign a static IP Address to Windows Server 2012

Click OK and Close to save changes

Assign a static IP Address to Windows Server 2012

after close the window, click on details option, you will get the all the details of IP addresses which assigned to DC01 server.

Assign a static IP Address to Windows Server 2012

You should see the following Start screen

Assign a static IP Address to Windows Server 2012

On your keyboard, type CMD, this should automatically display the Command prompt

Assign a static IP Address to Windows Server 2012

Click on Command Prompt and ping your DNS server IP address. You should get a reply from that address as seen below

Assign a static IP Address to Windows Server 2012

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