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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

  1. Login to you server via 'Remote desktop connection.' Go to the Start menu > Control Panel and open 'Network and Sharing Centre' (see Screen 1):

    Log in

    Screen 1

  2. Click 'Manage Network Connections' [or 'change adapter settings' depending on your OS] from the left menu (see Screen 2):

    Manage network

    Screen 2

  3. Right click 'Local Area Connection' (see Screen 3) and select 'Local Area Connection Properties':

    Local Area Connection

    Screen 3

  4. If you see the following message, just click 'Continue' (See Screen 4):


    Screen 4

  5. Make sure 'Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)' is checked and click 'Properties' (see Screen 5):


    Screen 5

  6. Click 'Advanced' when shown Screen 6:


    Screen 6

  7. Then click 'Add' under 'IP addresses' (see Screen 7):


    Screen 7

  8. Enter the new IP to the right of 'IP address' and then type to the right of 'Subnet Mask' (see Screen 8). Click 'Add.'

    IP address

    Screen 8

  9. 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.