Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP provide the Netsh utility, which, among its many capabilities, can configure...
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the IP properties of NICs. To set a static IP address, use this format: netsh interface ip set address local static
Here is an example:
netsh interface ip set address local static 192.168.1.15
255.255.255.0 192.168.1.1 1
To set a client's NIC DNS settings, run this command:
netsh interface ip set dns local static 192.168.1.150
To set a client back to DHCP, run these commands:
netsh interface ip set address local source=dhcp
netsh interface ip set dns local source=dhcp
Note: Some command lines wrap to two lines here because of space constraints.