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Programmatically setting the network connection to DHCP instead of a static IP


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Is there a commandline tool to switch the network connection from a static IP to DHCP?


(Applies to Windows 2000, NT 4 and XP)
Yes. Use the netsh commandline scripting utility. It allows you to display or modify the network configuration of your local or a remote computer. You can even feed it a batch file if you repeatedly need to do the same thing.

For your request, you might want to write a batch file with these 2 statements:

netsh interface ip set address "Local Area Connection" dhcp
netsh interface ip set dns "Local Area Connection" dhcp




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