Backup W2k Server NIC


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Guest

I have two nic's in my W2k server and would like to use one as a backup, if
the first nic stops functioning. But how do I do this using the same ip
address on the same server?
 
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Phillip Windell

You don't.
Run one Nic in the server. Leave the other in the package it came in.

If the existing one goes bad, delete it in Device Manager, then remove it
phyically.
Install the new one physically, then the drivers, reconfigure the IP# and
related settings.
 
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Phillip Windell

Before removing a bad NIC, you might want to add the Microsoft Loopback
Adapter, delete/uninstall the bad NIC, add the IP# and all the other network
settings to the Loopback Adapter. This creates a placeholder for the
Services that depend on the network settings.

Then install the replacement NIC, delete/uninstall the Loopback Adapter,
configure the IP# and other network settings on the replacement NIC


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Phillip Windell [MCP, MVP, CCNA]
www.wandtv.com


Phillip Windell said:
You don't.
Run one Nic in the server. Leave the other in the package it came in.

If the existing one goes bad, delete it in Device Manager, then remove it
phyically.
Install the new one physically, then the drivers, reconfigure the IP# and
related settings.

--

Phillip Windell [MCP, MVP, CCNA]
www.wandtv.com


KyleS said:
I have two nic's in my W2k server and would like to use one as a backup, if
the first nic stops functioning. But how do I do this using the same ip
address on the same server?
 

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