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Configuring an Additional IP Address on a Windows Server
This document will take you through the process of adding an additional IP address to a Windows Server. The steps are nearly identical for Server 2008 or 2008 R2; however, there may be some differences in Server 2012 due to the new Metro Interface.
Steps for Configuring an IP Address
- Login to you server via 'Remote desktop connection.' Go to the Start menu > Control Panel and open 'Network and Sharing Centre' (see Screen 1):
- Click 'Manage Network Connections' [or 'change adapter settings' depending on your OS] from the left menu (see Screen 2):
- Right click 'Local Area Connection' (see Screen 3) and select 'Local Area Connection Properties':
- If you see the following message, just click 'Continue' (See Screen 4):
- Make sure 'Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)' is checked and click 'Properties' (see Screen 5):
- Click 'Advanced' when shown Screen 6:
- Then click 'Add' under 'IP addresses' (see Screen 7):
- Enter the new IP to the right of 'IP address' and then type 255.255.255.248 to the right of 'Subnet Mask' (see Screen 8). Click 'Add.'
- Click 'OK' twice and then 'Close.'
NOTE: If you would like to add another IP address, simply repeat steps 7 and 8 for each new IP.