Configuring a Windows Database Server to have a Static IP Address

It is common to configure server machines to have a static IP. This avoids having to rely on DNS resolution to find the server when its IP address changes, and it also allows you to associate the hostname to the server's static IP address on the machine to skip DNS resolution altogether, increasing network performance.

If your machine is currently connected to a DHCP server that dynamically assigns IP addresses, you can configure your machine to permanently use its current IP address. To do this, you can start by making note of the information for your current network connection, then using these parameters for a permanent IP address.