Ask the Expert

What command can I use on a Windows 95 machine to force it to release IP addresses?

I have a Windows NT 4.0 DHCP server servicing Windows 95 ,NT 4.0, 98, 2000 and XP. The problem is that the Windows 95 computers don't release their IP addresses even if the lease duration is over resulting conflicts when it connects back on the network. What command can I use on the Windows 95 machine to force it to release IP addresses?

    Requires Free Membership to View

The command you can use is ipconfig_release. Next type ipconfig_renew. I would then put this in a batch file and run it as a scheduled program to avoid this problem.

This was first published in October 2003

There are Comments. Add yours.

TIP: Want to include a code block in your comment? Use <pre> or <code> tags around the desired text. Ex: <code>insert code</code>

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
Sort by: OldestNewest

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: