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9.2. Turn APIPA off

In some cases, you might not want Windows 2000 to use APIPA to automatically assign an address. For example, where DHCP services are available, automatic address assignment can temporarily mask connectivity problems because the computer assigns itself an address rather than generating an error. Whatever your reason for wanting to disable APIPA, you disable it through a simple registry change.

9.2.1. Disable APIPA through the registry

You must create a setting in the registry to disable APIPA. You can disable it for a single adapter or for all network interfaces:


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