Restored image creating IP problems

Having trouble reconfiguring your IP address after restoring a virtual machine from a snapshot image in Microsoft Virtual Server 2005? Expert Serdar Yegulalp gives a few troubleshooting tips in this expert response.

I am running Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 on Windows 2003 Standard. I restored an image taken with Acronis True image Ent. 9.1 with Universal restore. Image is of Win2000 server. All went well except that I cannot change the IP address to be as the original production server's IP. It gives me an error that "the address is already bound to the NIC but might not be visible being virtual or misconfigured." Nothing shows in the Networks window and I have tried allocating a dedicated NIC to the guest operating system which also failed. How can I configure it?

In a circumstance like this I'd delete the network adapter from the emulated Win2000 server and re-add it from...

scratch. This would probably remove any lingering issues relating to the network adapter's IP allocation and allow you to re-specify everything properly.

This was last published in September 2006

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