Need to move a 2003 server to a new IP address.
Posted on 2007-08-04
I am no expert but I have set up a network in the small primary school where I work as a teacher. It works very well at the moment. It has a Windows Enterprise 2003 Server which runs accounts for staff and children.
The staff use VPN to access their accounts from home on terminal services.
I plan to extend the use of terminal services and so I have bought a second server which I plan to have take over the role of terminal server on the network.
I have ONE single IP address which is set up by my internet service provider as the access from outside to my network on the vpn. It is xxx.xxx.xxx.100. This is the IP address of the server on the network.
I need to know which is the best approach to bringing in the new terminal server.
Can I just move the main server, which is the domain controller, dhcp server and runs active directory to a new IP address, ideally xxx.xxx.xxx.001 and then put the new terminal server on xxx.xxx.xxx.100?
Can anyone foresee any problems, if I just change the IP address of the original server to xxx.xxx.xxx.001? Can you think of anything else that I need to change to compensate for the server having moved to the new IP address?
Or .... is there a better way of doing the whole thing?