Design Options for Static IP Addressing
Applies To: Windows Server 2008
Consider the following solutions for static IP addressing configurations:
Even in enterprise environments where it makes sense to use dynamic address allocation, there will usually be some devices that must be configured with a static and known IP address. Such devices include routers, DHCP servers, and some other types of servers. To obtain a static address, you can manually configure the network settings or use an address reservation in conjunction with DHCP.