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Adding an IPv4 or IPv6 address to Windows Server

In this article, we explain how to 1) add a static IPv4 or IPv6 address and 2) how to add more than one IPv4 or IPv6 address to your Windows VPS. Click here for a manual on adding an IPv4 or IPv6 address to a Linux VPS.

Only static configurations allow for more than one IP address to be added. Steps 1 - 7 in the guides below show you how to staticly configure IP addresses. Step 8 and further shows how to add an additional IP address on top of that.

 

  • This manual is about public IP addresses. In this manual, you will find more information about setting up internal addresses (for your private network).
  • In case a misconfiguration makes your VPS unreachable, it is best to create a snapshot first.

This article covers the following topics:

Adding an extra IPv4 or IPv6 address to your VPS:

Configuring the extra IPv4 or IPv6 address on your VPS:

Windows Server 2008:

Windows Server 2012:

Windows Server 2016:


Ordering an IPv4 address in the control panel

A VPS includes 1 IPv4 address by default, but you can expand this to a maximum of 10 IPv4 addresses via the control panel. A maximum limit of 20 IPv4 addresses applies to the VPSs of the PRO series.

Step 1

Log in to your control panel, navigate to the 'BladeVPS' tab and click the name of your VPS on the left.


 

Step 2

In the top right, click on 'Manage', followed by 'Network information'.

vps beheren netwerkinformatie


 

Step 3

Your shown an overview of your IP addresses. Click 'Request IPv4 addressess' to order additional IP addresses.

vps network information


Adding an IPv6 address in the control panel

Each VPS has a /64 IPv6 range at its disposal by default, where IP addresses can be added as desired. A /64 IPv6 range contains a total of 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 IP addresses, so the likeliness that you will not have enough is quite small!

Step 1

Log in to your control panel, navigate to the 'BladeVPS' tab and click the name of your VPS on the left.


 

Step 2

In the top right, click on 'Manage', followed by 'Network information'.

vps beheren netwerkinformatie


 

Step 3

Your shown an overview of your IP addresses. Click 'Request IPv4 addressess' to order additional IP addresses.

vps network information


 

Step 4

Enter the desired IPv6 address and click 'Add IPv6 address'. Will you use this IP address to send e-mails from your VPS? Then also set your reverse DNS before adding the IPv6 address.


Windows Server 2008

Adding a static / extra IPv4 address in Server 2008

Step 1

Connect with the VPS using the VPS console or RDP and log in. 

 


 

Step 2

Once logged in, click start to go to the Control Panel. 

windows 2008 control panel


 

Step 3

Then click 'View network status and tasks' under 'Network and Internet'.

windows 2008 control panel


 

Step 4

Next click 'Change adapter settings'

windows network sharing center


 

Step 5 

Then right click on 'Local Area Connection' and then click on 'Properties' in the pop-up window.

 LAN properties


 

Step 6

In the overview that appears click 'Internet Protocol Version 4' and then click 'Properties' at the bottom right.

LAN properties 


 

Step 7

By default, DHCP is used, unless you have already modified it manually. DHCP only works for the first IPv4 address however.

If it is not yet the case, set the option to 'Use the following IP address' and fill in the details of your IP address which you can find in the control panel under 'Manage' > 'Network Information'.

You'll need to manually configure the resolvers, which might already be done if, for example, you're using Google's resolvers (8.8.8.8). The TransIP resolvers can also be found in the control panel with the rest of the network information.

At this point you can already check 'Validate settings upon exit'. With this option selected, Windows Server will test your configuration when you save the settings.

Are you only configuring a single static IP-address? Click 'Ok' twice to finish your configuration. Are you configuring additional IP addresses? Click 'Advanced' and proceed to the next step.

windows 2008 ipv4 properties


 

Step 8

In the ‘Advanced TCP/IP Settings’ screen click 'Add ...' to add a new IP. Be sure to set the subnet mask to 255.255.255.0 to prevent that you cannot reach IPs in the same network.

Click 'Add' to add the IP.

win 2008 add ip


 

Step 9

The extra IP address is now listed in the overview of IP addresses. If you want to add more IPs, repeat the above step.

Now click Ok to save the changes. 

win 2008 ip overview


 

Step 10

Click 'Ok' on the 'Internet Protocol Version 4 Properties' again and do not forget to turn on the ‘Validate settings upon exit’ option.

windows 2008 networktest


 

Testing the IP address is more difficult because ping (icmp) is disabled by default in the Windows Firewall. Optionally you can find how to enable this on this website.

If you have enabled this, you can test this IP address by running a ping from another computer / IP, but you can also test this via our website, for example.

Adding a static / extra IPv6 address in Server 2008

Step 1

Connect with the VPS using the VPS console or RDP and log in. 

 


 

Step 2

Once logged in, click start to go to the Control Panel. 

windows 2008 control panel


 

Step 3

Then click 'View network status and tasks' under 'Network and Internet'.

windows 2008 control panel


 

Step 4

Next click 'Change adapter settings'

windows network sharing center


 

Step 5 

Then right click on 'Local Area Connection' and then click on 'Properties' in the pop-up window.

 LAN properties


 

Step 6

In the overview that appears click 'Internet Protocol Version 6' and then click on 'Properties' at the bottom right.

windows 2008 ipv6 ethernet properties


 

Step 7

By default, the first IPv6 address should have been added here, unless you have removed it manually.

If it is not yet the case, set the option to 'Use the following IP address' and fill in the details of your IP address which you can find in the control panel under 'Manage' > 'Network Information'.

You'll need to manually configure the resolvers, which might already be done if, for example, you're using Google's resolvers (8.8.8.8). The TransIP resolvers can also be found in the control panel with the rest of the network information.

At this point you can already check 'Validate settings upon exit'. With this option selected, Windows Server will test your configuration when you save the settings.

Are you only configuring a single static IP-address? Click 'Ok' twice to finish your configuration. Are you configuring additional IP addresses? Click 'Advanced' and proceed to the next step.

windows 2008 ipv6 properties


 

Step 8

In the 'Advanced TCP / IP Settings' screen click 'Add ...' to add a new IP.

windows 2008 ipv6 advanced tcp/ip settings


 

Step 9

Add the extra IPv6 address here. Make sure you set subnet prefix length to 48 to prevent that you cannot reach IPs in the same network.

Click 'Add' to add the IP.

windows 2008 add ipv6 address


 

Step 10

The extra IP address is now listed in the overview of IP addresses. If you want to add more IPs, repeat the above step.

Now click ‘Ok’ to save the changes.

 windows 2008 ipv6 overview


 

Step 11

Now click 'Ok' again on the 'Internet Protocol Version 6 Properties' screen and do not forget to turn on the ‘Validate settings upon exit’ option.

Windows will now test the configuration and the IP is added to the network interfaces.

windows 2008 ipv6 properties


 

Testing the IP address is more difficult because ping (icmp) is disabled by default in the Windows Firewall. Optionally you can find how to enable this on this website.

Windows Server 2012

Adding a static / extra IPv4 address in Server 2012

Step 1

Connect with the VPS using the VPS console or RDP and log in.


 

Step 2

Once logged in, click start to go to the Control Panel.

win 2012 dashboard


 

Step 3

Then click on 'View network status and tasks' under 'Network and Internet'.

windows 2012 control panel


 

Step 4

Next click on 'Change adapter settings'

windows 2012 network center


 

Step 5

Then right click 'Ethernet' and click 'Properties' in the pop-up window. 

windows 2012 network connections


 

Step 6

In the overview that appears click 'Internet Protocol Version 4' and then click 'Properties' at the bottom right.

 windows 2012 ethernet properties


 

Step 7 

By default, DHCP is used, unless you have already modified it manually. DHCP only works for the first IPv4 address however.

If it is not yet the case, set the option to 'Use the following IP address' and fill in the details of your IP address which you can find in the control panel under 'Manage' > 'Network Information'.

You'll need to manually configure the resolvers, which might already be done if, for example, you're using Google's resolvers (8.8.8.8). The TransIP resolvers can also be found in the control panel with the rest of the network information.

At this point you can already check 'Validate settings upon exit'. With this option selected, Windows Server will test your configuration when you save the settings.

Are you only configuring a single static IP-address? Click 'Ok' twice to finish your configuration. Are you configuring additional IP addresses? Click 'Advanced' and proceed to the next step.

windows 2012 static ipv4


 

Step 8

In the ‘Advanced TCP/IP Settings’ screen click 'Add ...' to add a new IP. Make sure you put the subnet mask on 255.255.255.0 to prevent that you cannot reach IPs in the same network.

Click 'Add' to add the IP.

windows 2012 advanced tcp/ip settings


 

Step 9

The extra IP address is now listed in the overview of IP addresses. If you want to add more IPs, repeat the above step.

Now click ‘Ok’ to save the changes. 

windows 2012 advanced tcp settings


 

Step 10

Click 'Ok' on the 'Internet Protocol Version 4 Properties' again and do not forget to turn on the ‘Validate settings upon exit’ option.

Windows will now test the configuration and the IP is added to the network interfaces.

windows 2012 static ipv4


 

Testing the IP address is more difficult because ping (icmp) is disabled by default in the Windows Firewall. Optionally you can find how to enable this on this website.

If you have enabled this, you can test this IP address by running a ping test from another computer / IP.

Adding a static / extra IPv6 address in Server 2012

Step 1

Connect with the VPS using the VPS console or RDP and log in.


 

Step 2

Once logged in, click start to go to the Control Panel.

win 2012 dashboard


 

Step 3

Then click on 'View network status and tasks' under 'Network and Internet'.

windows 2012 control panel


 

Step 4

Next click on 'Change adapter settings'

windows 2012 network center


 

Step 5

Then right click 'Ethernet' and click 'Properties' in the pop-up window. 

windows 2012 network connections


 

Step 6

In the overview that appears click 'Internet Protocol Version 6' and click 'Properties' in the bottom right.

windows 2012 ipv6 ethernet properties


 

Step 7

By default, the first IPv6 address should have been added here, unless you have removed it manually.

If it is not yet the case, set the option to 'Use the following IP address' and fill in the details of your IP address which you can find in the control panel under 'Manage' > 'Network Information'.

You'll need to manually configure the resolvers, which might already be done if, for example, you're using Google's resolvers (8.8.8.8). The TransIP resolvers can also be found in the control panel with the rest of the network information.

At this point you can already check 'Validate settings upon exit'. With this option selected, Windows Server will test your configuration when you save the settings.

Are you only configuring a single static IP-address? Click 'Ok' twice to finish your configuration. Are you configuring additional IP addresses? Click 'Advanced' and proceed to the next step.

windows 2012 ipv6 properties


 

Step 8

In the 'Advanced TCP / IP Settings' screen click 'Add ...' to add a new IP. 

windows 2012 ipv6 advanced tcp/ip settings


 

Step 9

Add the extra IPv6 address here. Make sure you set subnet prefix length to 48 to prevent that you cannot reach IPs in the same network.

Click 'Add' to add the IP.

windows 2012 ipv6 add ipv6 address


 

Step 10

The extra IP address is now listed in the overview of IP addresses. If you want to add more IPs, repeat the above step.

Now click 'Ok' to save the changes.

 win 2012 advanced tcp/ip settings ipv6


 

Step 11

Now click 'Ok' again on the 'Internet Protocol Version 6 Properties' screen and do not forget to turn on the ‘Validate settings upon exit’ option.

Windows will now test the configuration and the IP is added to the network interfaces.

windows 2012 ipv6 properties


 

Step 12

Testing the IP address is more difficult because ping (icmp) is disabled by default in the Windows Firewall. Optionally you can find how to enable this on this website.

Windows Server 2016

Adding a static / extra IPv4 address in Server 2016

Step 1

Connect with the VPS using the VPS console or RDP and log in.


 

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 

Next, click on 'Change adapter options'

server 2016 network status adapter options


 

Step 5

Then right click 'Ethernet' and click 'Properties' in the pop-up window. 

windows 2012 network connections


 

Step 6

In the overview that appears click 'Internet Protocol Version 4' and then click 'Properties' at the bottom right.

 windows 2012 ethernet properties


 

Step 7 

By default, DHCP is used, unless you have already modified it manually. DHCP only works for the first IPv4 address however.

If it is not yet the case, set the option to 'Use the following IP address' and fill in the details of your IP address which you can find in the control panel under 'Manage' > 'Network Information'.

You'll need to manually configure the resolvers, which might already be done if, for example, you're using Google's resolvers (8.8.8.8). The TransIP resolvers can also be found in the control panel with the rest of the network information.

At this point you can already check 'Validate settings upon exit'. With this option selected, Windows Server will test your configuration when you save the settings.

Are you only configuring a single static IP-address? Click 'Ok' twice to finish your configuration. Are you configuring additional IP addresses? Click 'Advanced' and proceed to the next step.

windows 2012 static ipv4


 

Step 8

In the 'Advanced TCP/IP Settings' screen click 'Add ...' to add a new IP. Make sure you put the subnet mask on 255.255.255.0 to prevent that you cannot reach IPs in the same network.

Click 'Add' to add the IP.

windows 2012 advanced tcp/ip settings


 

Step 9

The extra IP address is now listed in the overview of IP addresses. If you want to add more IPs, repeat the above step.

Now click ‘Ok’ to save the changes. 

windows 2012 advanced tcp settings


 

Step 10

Click 'Ok' in the 'Internet Protocol Version 4 Properties' screen again and do not forget to turn on the ‘Validate settings upon exit’ option.

Windows will now test the configuration and the IP is added to the network interfaces.

windows 2012 added ipv4 address


 

Testing the IP address is more difficult because ping (icmp) is disabled by default in the Windows Firewall. Optionally you can find how to enable this on this website.

If you have enabled this, you can test this IP address by running a ping test from another computer / IP.

Adding a static / extra IPv6 address in Server 2016

Step 1

Connect with the VPS using the VPS console or RDP and log in.


 

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 

Next, click on 'Change adapter options'

server 2016 network status adapter options


 

Step 5

Then right click 'Ethernet' and click 'Properties' in the pop-up window. 

windows 2012 network connections


 

Step 6

In the overview that appears click 'Internet Protocol Version 6' and click 'Properties' in the bottom right.

windows 2012 ipv6 ethernet properties


 

Step 7

By default, the first IPv6 address should have been added here, unless you have removed it manually.

If it is not yet the case, set the option to 'Use the following IP address' and fill in the details of your IP address which you can find in the control panel under 'Manage' > 'Network Information'.

You'll need to manually configure the resolvers, which might already be done if, for example, you're using Google's resolvers (8.8.8.8). The TransIP resolvers can also be found in the control panel with the rest of the network information.

At this point you can already check 'Validate settings upon exit'. With this option selected, Windows Server will test your configuration when you save the settings.

Are you only configuring a single static IP-address? Click 'Ok' twice to finish your configuration. Are you configuring additional IP addresses? Click 'Advanced' and proceed to the next step.

windows 2012 ipv6 properties


 

Step 8

In the 'Advanced TCP / IP Settings' screen click 'Add ...' to add a new IP. 

windows 2012 ipv6 advanced tcp/ip settings


 

Step 9

Add the extra IPv6 address here. Make sure you set subnet prefix length to 48 to prevent that you cannot reach IPs in the same network.

Click 'Add' to add the IP.

windows 2012 ipv6 add ipv6 address


 

Step 10

The extra IP address is now listed in the overview of IP addresses. If you want to add more IPs, repeat the above step.

Now click 'Ok' to save the changes.

 win 2012 advanced tcp/ip settings ipv6


 

Step 11

Now click 'Ok' again on the 'Internet Protocol Version 6 Properties' screen and do not forget to turn on the ‘Validate settings upon exit’ option.

Windows will now test the configuration and the IP is added to the network interfaces.

windows 2012 ipv6 properties


 

Testing the IP address is more difficult because ping (icmp) is disabled by default in the Windows Firewall. Optionally you can find how to enable this on this website.

Windows Server 2019

Adding a static / extra IPv4 address in Server 2019

Step 1

Connect with the VPS using the VPS console or RDP and log in.


 

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 

Next, click on 'Change adapter options'

windows 2019 adapter options


 

Step 5

Then right click 'Ethernet' and click 'Properties' in the pop-up window. 

windows 2012 network connections


 

Step 6

In the overview that appears click 'Internet Protocol Version 4' and then click 'Properties' at the bottom right.

 windows 2012 ethernet properties


 

Step 7 

By default, DHCP is used, unless you have already modified it manually.

If it is not yet the case, set the option to 'Use the following IP address' and fill in the details of your IP address which you can find in the control panel under 'Manage' > 'Network Information'.

You'll need to manually configure the resolvers, which might already be done if, for example, you're using Google's resolvers (8.8.8.8). The TransIP resolvers can also be found in the control panel with the rest of the network information.

At this point you can already check 'Validate settings upon exit'. With this option selected, Windows Server will test your configuration when you save the settings.

Are you only configuring a single static IP-address? Click 'Ok' twice to finish your configuration. Are you configuring additional IP addresses? Click 'Advanced' and proceed to the next step.

windows 2012 static ipv4


 

Step 8

In the ‘Advanced TCP/IP Settings’ screen click 'Add ...' to add a new IP. Make sure you put the subnet mask on 255.255.255.0 to prevent that you cannot reach IPs in the same network.

Click 'Add' to add the IP.

windows 2012 advanced tcp/ip settings


 

Step 9

The extra IP address is now listed in the overview of IP addresses. If you want to add more IPs, repeat the above step.

Now click ‘Ok’ to save the changes. 

windows 2012 advanced tcp settings


 

Step 10

Click 'Ok' in the 'Internet Protocol Version 4 Properties' screen again and do not forget to turn on the ‘Validate settings upon exit’ option.

Windows will now test the configuration and the IP is added to the network interfaces.

windows 2012 added ipv4 address


 

Testing the IP address is more difficult because ping (icmp) is disabled by default in the Windows Firewall. Optionally you can find how to enable this on this website.

If you have enabled this, you can test this IP address by running a ping test from another computer / IP.

Adding a static / extra IPv6 address in Server 2019

Step 1

Connect with the VPS using the VPS console or RDP and log in.


 

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 

Next, click on 'Change adapter options'

windows 2019 adapter options


 

Step 5

Then right click 'Ethernet' and click 'Properties' in the pop-up window. 

windows 2012 network connections


 

Step 6

In the overview that appears click 'Internet Protocol Version 6' and click 'Properties' in the bottom right.

windows 2012 ipv6 ethernet properties


 

Step 7

By default, the first IPv6 address should have been added here, unless you have removed it manually.

If it is not yet the case, set the option to 'Use the following IP address' and fill in the details of your IP address which you can find in the control panel under 'Manage' > 'Network Information'.

You'll need to manually configure the resolvers, which might already be done if, for example, you're using Google's resolvers (8.8.8.8). The TransIP resolvers can also be found in the control panel with the rest of the network information.

At this point you can already check 'Validate settings upon exit'. With this option selected, Windows Server will test your configuration when you save the settings.

Are you only configuring a single static IP-address? Click 'Ok' twice to finish your configuration. Are you configuring additional IP addresses? Click 'Advanced' and proceed to the next step.

windows 2012 ipv6 properties


 

Step 8

In the 'Advanced TCP / IP Settings' screen click 'Add ...' to add a new IP. 

windows 2012 ipv6 advanced tcp/ip settings


 

Step 9

Add the extra IPv6 address here. Make sure you set subnet prefix length to 48 to prevent that you cannot reach IPs in the same network.

Click 'Add' to add the IP.

windows 2012 ipv6 add ipv6 address


 

Step 10

The extra IP address is now listed in the overview of IP addresses. If you want to add more IPs, repeat the above step.

Now click 'Ok' to save the changes.

 win 2012 advanced tcp/ip settings ipv6


 

Step 11

Now click 'Ok' again on the 'Internet Protocol Version 6 Properties' screen and do not forget to turn on the ‘Validate settings upon exit’ option.

Windows will now test the configuration and the IP is added to the network interfaces.

windows 2012 ipv6 properties


 

Testing the IP address is more difficult because ping (icmp) is disabled by default in the Windows Firewall. Optionally you can find how to enable this on this website.


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