Changing Network IP for a Domain Server

Posted on 2007-10-08
Last Modified: 2013-12-05
hello.. I found that in our company they use a public IP internally. this cause a long delay to login, because each pc go to internet to search the DNS server.
what I want to do is changing the Network IP to a private one. what should I do regarding the domain server?
we have Microsoft 2000 server in one branch, and 2003 in another branch
please let me know how to change the IP in the DNS Server?
can I change the IP normally, and it's enough?
Question by:omarmallat
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    yes you can chnage the IP "normaly", make sure that you stop and resatart the netlogon service (or preferably reboot) afterwards.

    Ad far as DNS is concerned, if you have a domain then you need to make sure that the DNS server in your domain is authorative for your domain, normally use an active directory integrated zone on the domain controller. The DC and all clients should point to the internal DNS server as their preferred and only) DNS server. The DNS server itself can be configured on the "Properties tab" on the server to use forwarders to send external DNS queries to your ISPs DNS servers.

    This is the only place that external DNS servers should appear. Clients only need to know about their own internal DNS.
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    Also, make sure that your DHCP scope options are pointing to your internal DNS servers.

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    yes. the server is a domain server, but the router is the default gateway, and has the DHCP server.
    so the server is only a domain server, and having no DHCP enabled.

    can I say that I should change the domain server IP and restart, and then all things will be Ok? is that right for both windows 2000 server and windows 2003 server?

    I hope that replies are more specific, like saying:
    control panel>Administrative tools> DNS Server...

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