Windows 2003 Server change of network address.

Discussion in 'Server Networking' started by msuk, Feb 3, 2006.

  1. msuk

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    I am running Windows 2003 Server with Active directory on the
    network address.

    We have recently purchased a new ADSL2+ router that is using
    network address that for some reason is very complicated to change to

    My question is if I want to change the Windows 2003 Server from
    to do I just simply change the ip address on the network card
    and Active directory & DNS will pick up the new ip and work?

    msuk, Feb 3, 2006
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  2. Is this server a DC on your network? If you are using dynamic DNS
    registration, you'll need to restart the Netlogon and DNS Client services on
    the DC after changing the IP address. (If it's only a member server, you'll
    only need to restart the DNS Client service.)

    You may run into an issue with your clients using a cached copy of the DNS
    record at first - if this happens, run 'ipconfig /flushdns' on any
    problematic clients to flush their local DNS cache so that they'll retrieve
    the updated record.

    Laura E. Hunter [MVP], Feb 8, 2006
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