Configure a static IP address

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

You can use this procedure to configure a static IP address on the content server and on the three client computers.

Membership in Administrators, or equivalent, is the minimum required to perform these procedures.

To determine the IP address with which to configure each computer, use the following table.

Computer Role Computer Name IP Address

Content server


Hosted cache server


Client computer


Client computer



To configure a static IP address on a computer running Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7

  1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

  2. In Control Panel, click Network and Internet. Network and Internet opens.

    In Network and Internet, click Network and Sharing Center. Network and Sharing Center opens.

  3. In Network and Sharing Center, click Change adapter settings. Network Connections opens.

  4. In Network Connections, right-click the network connection that you want to configure, and then click Properties.

  5. In Local Area Connection Properties, in This connection uses the following items, select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), and then click Properties. The Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties dialog box opens.

  6. In Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties, on the General tab, click Use the following IP address. In IP address, type the IP address that you want to use.

  7. Press tab to place the cursor in Subnet mask. A default value for subnet mask is entered automatically. Either accept the default subnet mask, or type the subnet mask that you want to use.

  8. In Default gateway, type the IP address of your default gateway if you have one on your test network.

  9. To configure TCP/IP Properties with the IP address of the WINS server that will provide name-to-IP address resolution services in your test lab, click Advanced. The Advanced TCP/IP Settings dialog box opens. Click the WINS tab, and then click Add. Type the IP address of the content server,, which will also act as a WINS server in the test lab.


You must configure the WINS server value on all four test lab computers, including the content server that will act as a WINS server.

  1. Click OK twice, and then click Close.