If you want to restore a
recovery point that is located on a network drive or share, but you
are unable to map a drive or browse to the drive/share on the
network (usually caused by the lack of an available DHCP service),
you can assign a unique static IP address to the computer that is
running the recovery environment. You can then map to the network
drive or share.
To get a static IP address
In the Network Adapter
Configuration box, click Use the
following IP address.
Specify a unique IP address
and subnet mask for the computer that you want to restore.
Be sure that the subnet
mask matches the subnet mask of the network segment.
Click Close to return to the recovery
environment's main menu.
In the Network pane, click
Ping a Remote Computer.
Type the address of the
computer that you want to ping on the network segment.
If you specified a computer
name or a computer name and domain as the address method, make note
of the IP address that is returned from the computer that you
If communication to the
storage computer is operating as expected, you can use the Map
Network Drive utility to map a drive to the recovery point