Windows Server 2000’s IP address

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From a DOS prompt how can I find out what my Windows Server 2000's  IP address is and how can I verify network connectivity?

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Type “ipconfig” and it will show you the IP address. To check connectivity the best way is to use our old friend “ping”. Type ping ‘anyaddress’, replace ‘anyaddress’ by an IP or a domain like google.com if the box has internet. If you get a Reply than is has connectivity if you get request timed out then something is wrong.

One thing to remember is that by default ping uses a packet of 64 bytes to do the ping. This may be sucsseful on the congested network and not show you why other traffic is failing. It is also a good idea at times to remmber the -l switch and increase the packet size of the ping to its maximum of 64000 bytes. Becareful not to exceed the MTU of the network however.

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  • Stevesz
    I would use IPCONFIG /ALL which will show all the IP information from that machine. If the IP is missing, or the mask or the gateway, or at least one DNS is not present, you havee a problem. You can do it via a command from the command prompt, but it is a lot easier to do so from the GUI interface where all these are shown in one page in the window. At this time you can also check to see that the main address for the machine is a static IP as it shoud be for a server.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Click Start > Run and type cmd.... Though ipconfig /all is so famous, but u may try this command alos.... netstat -n and if u want to see the name of computer, then type as: hostname
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