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Windows: Programming an Alternate TCP/IP Settings

An old co-worker of mine, who apparently frequents the old Enumerating the If… Then, explained to me how to set Alternate TCP/IP Settings :

Justin: hey
Matt: what’s up?
Justin: i meant to ask you
Justin: on your blog you have the scripts for the ip changing
Justin: you know you can do that via the gui to with alternate config
Justin: it helped me a lot
Matt: no sir
Justin: and im sure you are going through the same thing
Justin: well if you go to the screen where you configure the ip
Justin: their is a tab on top that says alternate config
Justin: http://technet…1033.mspx?mfr=true
Justin: than one one of my certification test it showed this
Justin: just figured id pass it along ot you
Matt: is there a way to switch back and fourth with a command?
Justin: not that i have seen
Justin: but i think it automatically tries both
Matt: thanks

So there you have it. There has to be a way to script the setting, and then a single line that switches between the two. Or, as Justin said, if it tries both (not sure how it determines if one is bad), that works as well.

[update]
Alright… the deal is as follows:
“Alternate configuration enables a computer to use an alternate, manually configured IP address configuration in the absence of a DHCP server.” If Microsoft made rules, like if on this subnet, use this configuration, it would make a lot more sense; especially since pretty much all home “routers” are DHCP servers as well. However, if on your work network there is no DHCP, this would work fine.

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