We have a Dell Poweredge 700 using it as a e-mail (IMail) server). OS is windows server 2003. We currently are utilizing the onboard 1000 gig network adapter however the server had at one time used the Pro/ 1000 MT dual port server adapter which is still installed but both adaters are disabled. We use static addressing for our network which uses the imail server as the DNS server at the clients machines. The onboard adapter is configured for 10.1.1.2 and the DNS addresses provided by our ISP. I would like to know how or if I can utilized the Dual port adapters and if so how do I configure them using a static ip address. I am sure I can't use the same ip address for each port or adapter on the Pro/1000 MT card.
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I'm not sure if you want replace for your mail server the actual onboard or just add a second interface.
However, both cases, there is an Intel tool that can help you configure the NIC, and you can also put these two ethernet ports to work together (teaming), as presented in this http://www.intel.com/support/network/sb/cs-009747.htm link