Windows 2000 Re-New Dynamic IP-address
When using TCP/IP-addresses
assigned by a DHCP-server, there is sometimes the need to
request a new / different IP-address (example: a notebook
connected to a different network).
First, check the current
dynamic assigned IP-address using
either IPCONFIG in a
Command-Prompt windows :
or in "Computer Management"
"System Tools" / "System
/"Network" / "Adapter"
If there is a new to request a new IP-address:
There is no utility with a Windows GUI ( like the Windows95/98 "winipcfg" )
The Window2000 Help shows under "DHCP"
the usage of IPCONFIG to renew an
You need to open a Command-Prompt windows and enter: ipconfig
Luckily there is only a limited need to run this command
manually, since a Windows2000 system
keeps monitoring the network for a DHCP-server and will use it.
( for example: my Windows2000 system
had booted using the IP-Autoconfiguration, using
an 169.254.x.x IP-address, but when I then started up an
NT4-server with DHCP-server,
it used the DHCP-server to request an IP-address without any
action from myself ).