Default gateway address keeps resetting

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Simon Guest, Jul 4, 2005.

  1. Simon Guest

    Simon Guest Guest

    Hi Group,

    I've come up against this situation once before but used a workaround in
    that particular situation, this time I could really do with understanding
    why the problem occurs and resolving it once and for all so your input would
    be gratefully appreciated. Here goes:

    The IP of the default gateway on a clients network had to be changed (it
    went from to All client machines use DHCP so
    this was updated by modifying the scope and all is well in that respect.
    There are 5 servers on the network all with static IP settings and these
    have been duly updated too. However, in the case of three of these servers
    (two are Win 2003 Enterprise running Terminal Services and the other is a
    Win 2003 Standard), whilst they accept the updated settings and use the
    gateway fine for a while, they keep reverting back to the old gateway
    settings. I can't find anything about this on the knowledge base but given
    that I've experienced it with two completely separtate networks now, I
    figure that I'm either missing something obvious or there is perhaps a known
    bug/resolution that I'm unaware of.

    All the best,

    Simon Guest, Jul 4, 2005
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  2. It succeded automatically?
    Did u find some error(s) in event viewer?
    Giuseppe Nacci
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  3. Simon Guest

    Simon Guest Guest

    Hi Giuseppe,

    Thanks for your reply.

    Yes, it does get updated (back to the old setting) automatically. The old
    gateway is no longer on the network at all and its IP address is now unused
    yet these three servers still insist on periodically resetting the manually
    entered TCP/IP configuration settings back to use this old gateway address.

    Any ideas?

    Best Regards,

    Simon Guest, Jul 7, 2005
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