Objective: Set a static IP Address
This example assumes that you want to configure a static IP addres of 10.10.1.10 with a subnet mask of 255.255.0.0 of a Windows 2008 Server Core.
Task 1: Get the name of the interface you want to set an IP address for.
· Type netsh interface ipv4 show interfaces
· Press Enter
· Record the name of the interface you want to set a static IP address for. Sample output is below.
Idx Met MTU State Name
--- --- ----- ----------- -------------------
3 5 1500 Connected Local Area Connection
· Local Area Connection is the name we are interested in.
· To simplify the typing, you can also user the Idx value of 3.
Task 2: Set the IP Address
· Type netsh interface ipv4 set address name=3 source=static address=10.10.1.10 mask=255.255.0.0
· Optionally, you can add a gateway address by appending gateway=address to the end of the command.
· In the Name parameter, we used the Idx value. We could have also typed “Local Area Network”.
Task 3: Verify the address change
· Type IPConfig /all and verify that all data is correct.