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Configuring an intern IP address on your Windows VPS

Once you have added your VPSs to a Private Network, you will first have to set up internal IP addresses before you can make full use of them.

In the examples, the 192.168.0.0/16 range is used. However, you can choose one of the IP ranges defined in the RFC for use within private networks: 10.0.0.0/8, 172.16.0.0/12 and 192.168.0.0/16. The examples also use nano as an editor, but you are free to use your favorite editor.

This article covers various Windows OS's. For Linux, please see this article.

  • If the internally configured IP cannot be seen by other VPS's on your private network, add a rule on these VPS's in the Windows Firewall with Advanced Features, adding the internal IP as Remote IP address under 'Scope'.
     
  • In case of incorrect adjustments, you can make your VPS unreachable. Make sure you also have access via the console in the control panel (if you do this via RDS). In addition, it is strongly recommended to create a Snapshot in advance which you can fall back on.

Windows Server 2008

Step 1 

Log in on your Window Server VPS as an Administrator.


 

Step 2 

Click Start and then 'Control Panel'> 'View network status and tasks'.

windows 2008 computer settings


 

Step 3 

Click the Local Area Connection 2 and then 'Properties'.

windows 2008 active networks


 

Step 4 

Click 'Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP / IPv4)' and then 'Properties'

windows 2008 lan properties


 

Step 5

Under 'Use the following IP address', enter your internal IP and fill in the subnet mask. Click 'Ok' to save it.

windows 2008 ipv4 properties


Windows Server 2012

Step 1 

Log in as on your Window Server VPS an Administrator.


 

Step 2 

Click start and navigate to the Control Panel

server 2012 start button control panel


 

Step 3

click 'View network status and tasks'.

server 2012 control panel


 

Step 4

Click 'Change adapter settings' on the left.

network and sharing center


 

Step 5

Richt click your network adapter called  and click 'properties'.

server 2016 ethernet properties


 

Step 6

Click 'Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP / IPv4)' and then 'Properties'

ethernet 2 properties


 

Step 7

Under 'Use the following IP address', enter your internal IP and fill in the subnet mask. Click 'Ok' to save it.

windows 2008 ipv4 properties


Windows Server 2016

Step 1 

Log in on your Window Server VPS as an Administrator.


 

Step 2 

Click on start, followed by the settings icon to go to the control panel.

server 2016 settings


 

Step 3 

Click 'Network & Internet'.

server 2016 settings network & internet


 

Step 4 

Click 'Change adapter options'. 

server 2016 network adapter properties


 

Step 5

Richt click your network adapter called  and click 'properties'.

server 2016 ethernet properties


 

Step 6

Click 'Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP / IPv4)' and then 'Properties'

ethernet 2 properties


 

Step 7

Under 'Use the following IP address', enter your internal IP and fill in the subnet mask. Click 'Ok' to save it.

windows 2008 ipv4 properties


Windows Server 2019

Step 1 

Log in on your Window Server VPS as an Administrator.


 

Step 2 

Click on start, followed by the settings icon to go to the control panel.

server 2016 settings


 

Step 3 

Click 'Network & Internet'.

server 2016 settings network & internet


 

Step 4 

Click 'Change adapter options'. 

server 2016 network adapter properties


 

Step 5

Richt click your network adapter called  and click 'properties'.

server 2016 ethernet properties


 

Step 6

Click 'Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP / IPv4)' and then 'Properties'

ethernet 2 properties


 

Step 7

Under 'Use the following IP address', enter your internal IP and fill in the subnet mask. Click 'Ok' to save it.

windows 2008 ipv4 properties


 

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