Solved

What is the appropriate way to change the IP address of a Windows 2003 DC machine and also a DNS server

Posted on 2006-11-20
5
269 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
Dear all,

 Anyone can advice what is the correct step to migrate my Windows 2003 DC which also is the primary DNS server in our network to another IP address?

 Just change the IP address of this machine and then make sure that the DNS setting is pointing back to its own?

M.Y.
0
Comment
Question by:marrowyung
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
5 Comments
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
Stekman99 earned 125 total points
ID: 17980937
Exactly but do this as well to force the settings:

from a command promt

net stop dns
ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /registerdns
net start dns

Then you will be up quickly again after changing the IP.

Cheers,
Stefan
0
 
LVL 57

Expert Comment

by:Pete Long
ID: 17980940
Change the IP address

Then restart the server service and netlogon service (or reboot of course)

job done
0
 
LVL 57

Expert Comment

by:Pete Long
ID: 17980949
Note you MUST restart the netlogon service to change all the SRV records in DNS - otherwise people cant logon :)
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:SamuraiCrow
ID: 17982045
Keep in mind you'll need to update your DHCP settings if this DNS server is listed in the scope options / server options.  If you have a backup DNS server listed you should be OK until your clients have a chance to renew their ip addresses.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:marrowyung
ID: 17985015
So the overall step is :

1.Change the IP address of that machine and then make sure that the DNS setting is pointing back to its own.
2.Reboot.
3.type in command prompt:
               a.net stop dns
               b.ipconfig /flushdns
               c.ipconfig /registerdns
               d.net start dns
4.Restart netlogon service by restart the service from the server's "Service" MMC.
5.Done

is that right?
0

Featured Post

Get 15 Days FREE Full-Featured Trial

Benefit from a mission critical IT monitoring with Monitis Premium or get it FREE for your entry level monitoring needs.
-Over 200,000 users
-More than 300,000 websites monitored
-Used in 197 countries
-Recommended by 98% of users

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

by Batuhan Cetin Within the dynamic life of an IT administrator, we hold many information in our minds like user names, passwords, IDs, phone numbers, incomes, service tags, bills and the order from our wives to buy milk when coming back to home.…
Scenerio: You have a server running Server 2003 and have applied a retail pack of Terminal Server Licenses.  You want to change servers or your server has crashed and you need to reapply the Terminal Server Licenses. When you enter the 16-digit lic…
In this video, viewers will be given step by step instructions on adjusting mouse, pointer and cursor visibility in Microsoft Windows 10. The video seeks to educate those who are struggling with the new Windows 10 Graphical User Interface. Change Cu…
In this brief tutorial Pawel from AdRem Software explains how you can quickly find out which services are running on your network, or what are the IP addresses of servers responsible for each service. Software used is freeware NetCrunch Tools (https…

717 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question