Any issues with changing Domain Controller IP to old DC address?
Posted on 2008-11-13
Setup: We have a domain with about 70 workstations and 2 Domain Controllers. One is Windows 2000 Server, and has been the only DC for years, controlling DHCP, DNS, WINS, file and print sharing. The other DC was added recently and is Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard. We added this one to ultimately take over all roles. We have already made it a DC, added all roles (except DHCP) and transferred FSMO roles. Everything looks good so far.
What we would like to do is take down the old server, and then change the IP of this new server to the one the old server had. That way, it's easier for us and the users. So the question is, can this be done (I am thinking yes) and are there any issues to look out for. Is this common? Any tips and advice would be great. Thanks.