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Unknown static IP on Win Server 2003

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by dsw2112, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. dsw2112

    dsw2112 Always Searching

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    I was just given a windows server 2003 machine, but have a problem...I don't know its IP address (I do know that it's a static IP though.) Unfortunetely, the server's graphics card is fried, so I can't just attach a monitor and obtain it. I could install a new card, but don't have one at present to do so.

    If I can somehow obtain the IP I can RDC in, which is how I plan to manage the server anyway. Any idea how to discover the static IP (and no, I don't even know what subnet it might be on...)
     
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    connect by cross-over net cable to the server; capture all packets ...
     
  3. Mustang Dave

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    If it is running DHCP you could plug a workstation and the server onto an isolated switch.

    If you have booted the server on a network with a DHCP server already on it DHCP services may have shut itself off. Reboot after connecting to an isolated switch.

    "ipconfig /all" at a dos prompt on the workstation would show you the "DHCP Server" address.
     
  4. dsw2112

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    I tried almost everything I could think of (including several of the suggestions here) to no avail. I finally got my hands on a graphics card, and lo-and-behold, the Server's NIC wasn't operational... Now I know why the server was getting tossed :lol: I did replace the NIC, and now have a fully operational server though.
     
  5. wilbur_the_goose

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    What'cha going to do with your new toy?
     
  6. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    sell it ...
     
  7. dsw2112

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    Don't think I'll sell it, but I haven't quite decided its use yet. I've got a buddy who was thinking about building a media server -- I owe him a favor, and he'd probably be a happy dude to get the server.
     
  8. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    tease us more ;) - post full specs of it !
     
  9. dsw2112

    dsw2112 Always Searching

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    It's nothing really fancy:

    Dell Tower
    Intel Dual core 2.8GHz
    2GB RAM
    2 1TB drives RAID configured
    DVD drive
    Dual P/S
     
  10. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

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    If the NIC had been operational you possibly could have used ARP or Wireshark.
     
  11. dpeters11

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    Not bad for the price :)

    I'm more of a Proliant guy, but wouldnt exactly have one of those in my house.
     
  12. dsw2112

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    I actually tried both of those. When that didn't work, I knew there was a problem in addition to the inoperative graphics card :lol:
     
  13. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

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    lol! It'll get you every time!
     

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