IPCONFIG is an executable (.exe) program. It displays the TCP/IP settings and diagnostic data for NT computers. While there are several options available, the command of most interest is IPCONFIG /ALL that displays the IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, WINS, and DNS configuration. If DHCP is used, the time the lease was last renewed and when it is due to die, (expire). By default, IPCONFIG reports the most popular settings for all adapters. The /ALL switch gives you all information for all adapters. You can then check this information against what you expect it to be.
If youre using DHCP and some or all of the information is wrong, you probably have an error in your DHCP configuration on the server, rather than on the individual client PC. If youre using DHCP and the computers IPCONFIG output doesnt list the correct information, another possibility is that there is a router between that computer and the DHCP server that is not BOOTP-compliant.
If youre not using DHCP, then perhaps a typo was made when entering the configuration information for that client. Check the TCP/IP configuration settings.
To use IPCONFIG, type IPCONFIG using the appropriate switches at the Command Prompt.
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