Configuring an IP address on Windows

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Configuring an IP address on Windows

Last updated June 27th, 2014

To configure a new IP address on a Windows Server, you will first need to log in as the Administrator user via the Server Console or Remote Desktop (RDP).

For more information on logging into a Windows Server, please read our article: Accessing a server

Once you have logged into the server as the Administrator user, open the Network Connections control panel by executing the ncpa.cpl command:

Run ncpa.cpl

In the Network Connections control panel, right-click the appropriate network adapter and open its properties:

Network Connections

In the connection properties, select 'TCP/IPv4' or 'TCP/IPv6' from the list and click 'Properties':

Connection Properties

In the properties dialog, click the 'Advanced' button:

IPv4 Properties

Under the 'IP addresses' section, click the 'Add...' button:

Advanced TCP/IP Settings

If adding an IPv4 address, you will need to specify the address and subnet mask:

Add IPv4 address

Otherwise if adding an IPv6 address, you will need to specify the address and the subnet prefix mask:

Add IPv6 address

Click the 'Add' button and save changes by clicking 'OK' on each previous dialog window.

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