Edge Server binding to 169.254 address



Skype for Business Server 2015

  • Front-end Server
  • Edge Server

Operating System

  • Windows Server 2016


During a Skype for Business Edge deployment where we had the 2 Network Interface Cards (NICs) one for 1 Internal DMZ and 1 for the External DMZ, both NICs were provided IP Addresses on the appropriate network:

External DMZ:

  • IP:
  • SM:
  • GW:

Internal DMZ:

  • IP: (Duplicate)
  • SM:

However when you performed an IPConfig /All, it also showed an additional IP on the Internal DMZ NIC, but the Internal DMZ NIC wasn’t listening on its IP.

  • IP: (Preferred)
  • SM:


In order to get the NIC card listening on the correct IP and remove the 169.254.x.x address, we need to modify the registry.

  1. Open Registry Editor and Browse to : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Paramenters
  2. Right Click on Parameters -> New DWORD (32 Bit)
    1. Name: ArpRetryCount
    2. Value:0
  3. Exit Registry Editor
  4. Reboot the Edge Server
  5. Once the server comes up the NIC will be listening on the correct IP Address.





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