Moving WINS from Windows 2000 to windows 2003 and do not want to change IP address

Posted on 2006-04-18
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
I am moving the WINS database to new 2003 server and I want to use the same IP address of the old WINS server.  I currently have 2 WINS servers set up as Push/Pull partners, and was wondering if I keep the same IP address on the server I am moving to... do I have to break up / remove the current replication partners I have now or can I just leave the replication partners alone (because I will be using the same IP as before).
Question by:deworkman
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    Accepted Solution

    I would

    1) add the new Windows 2003 server with a temp IP address.
    2) Configure replication with your current environment

    off hours
    3) break replication
    4) swap IP addresses
    5) recreate replication

    Author Comment

    Do you think this process would work.

    1 - Have new server up and running (no WINS)
    2- Stop WINS on old server
    3 - Copy the WINS DB to new server
    4 - Shut down old server
    5 - Change IP on new server (to that of the old server)
    6 - Install WINS on new server stop WINS service (then delete contents of WINS directory, then copy in old WINS DB)
    7 - Start WINS service on new server

    Guess its kinda the same process just not breaking up the replication and just copying the WINS DB to the new server.


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