I have my own business and maintain and administrate many small business networks. There's one problem I have run into twice now. Twice I have done a total restore on a Windows 2000 server at two different companies using Veritas Backup Exec. One had version 8.6, and the other had 9.0. After I performed the total restore, whenever I entered the IP address information back to the NIC, it was gone when I went back to the TCP/IP properties. The settings have gone back automatically on the IP and DNS. I can do an ipconfig, and it shows the info I entered, but it will not stay in the properties. Any suggestions?
Also, make sure something like group policy isn't overwriting your change.
This was first published in September 2003