Changing member server name

Discussion in 'Server Networking' started by Candie, Nov 1, 2007.

  1. Candie

    Candie Guest

    I have a member server running Windows 2000 with all the latest sp's that
    is responsible for WINS and DHCP. I need to change the name of the server. Is
    there anything I need to do in order for WINS and DHCP to continue working

    Candie, Nov 1, 2007
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  2. Candie

    Newell White Guest

    Clients don't need to know the names or IPs of DHCP servers - they make first
    contact by broadcast.

    If your DHCP server is assigning WINS server addresses to its' clients,
    these are in the form of an IP address, hence name of WINS server immaterial.

    So it is a fair guess that you can rename the server without the clients
    being the wiser.
    Of course new-fangled DNS servers and AD servers may miss the old name, but
    that's progress.
    Newell White, Nov 1, 2007
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