Second NIC card won’t stay connected

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Microsoft Windows Server 2003
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Windows Server 2003 Networking
I came in this morning to find my file server down. Must have had a power outage over the week end. It's connected to a UPS that was also down. I found DNS Client was disabled on the server. I set it to Automatic. I have 2 NIC cards but now for some reason I can only have 1 endabled at a time. I am running Server 2003. Does anyone have any thoughts....???

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Hi,

when you check on the device manager does it disable the other network card? What I mean is 1 card active while the other is being disabled.

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  • carlosdl
    Is there something in the event logs ?
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  • Giftbox
    No...if I enable both card they just sit there trying to aquire network address...if I only enable one card, it finds the address and connects.
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  • Giftbox
    the event log shows that there is a conflict with another ip address....but there isn't any duplicate ip address....nothing changed over the weekend
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  • jinteik
    maybe you can stop DHCP client and fix the IP permanently..
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  • Giftbox
    how do I fix the IP permanently...???
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  • Technochic
    Have you reserved the IPs you want on your DHCP server? I would reserve them and then hard set the IPs on the file server to the reserved address. Check your leases and make sure you choose one that is available. Go into the properties of your NICs to set the IP permanently.
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  • jinteik
    by putting static ip on Both your LAN cards. but you will have to reserve 2 IP's on DHCP server...
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  • Giftbox
    That did it.....you guys are great....thank you so much.
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