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Chaning the IP Address of our SBS 2000 server, what should I do?

I have a Windows 2000 Small Business Server that we are preparing to upgrade to SBS 2003  but not yet.
We are implementing a VOIP solution which due to the size of the company hosting the soluition we are required to change our IP Address from 10.0.0.x to 10.192.96.x on the internal network interface card, I will also have to change the DHCP scope and settings for our SBS Domain to match that of what they sent me. The domain can stay the same but the IP's must change.
I know that with SBS 2003 they fixed the problems that occur with changing the IP address on the SBS server after it has been using and was configured with something completely different.

Is there a article that I can read regarding this process and what is required for the IP change on the server? Do I just need to change it then go in and Alter DNS settings and the current DHCP scope?

Any links to Microsoft Articles that are non-SBS 2003 related having to do with changing the IP on a SBS 2000 box would be SINCERELY appreciated.

If after the IP is changed, if I will experience issues, please let me know what I should expect to have to do to fix those issues. Any time saving tips you can supply would be much appreciated as well.

Thank you!
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
You'll find the how-to for doing that here:


On SBS 2003, it's much simpler because you just run the Change Server IP Address Wizard.  :-)  But for SBS2000 you have to follow the steps outlined in the above article.

Also, I'd recommend that if at all possible you keep your VOIP on a separate subnet than your SBS2003 in order to get the best performance.  However, if you are integrating the phone service into your workstation's desktop applications, you'd want to keep it on the same subnet.


Doing research on your topic I came across this posting on a Microsoft SBS forum and thought it was appropriate for you.


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