We currently have an SBS 2003 server as our PDC. The IP range is 126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52 and the subnet is 255.255.0.0. Our router/gateway is currently 184.108.40.206.
I am in the process of configuring a new server and am setting it up as a new domain. From what I have read our current IP range is a public rather than a private IP range and we would be better using somthing like 192.168.0.1 - 192.168.0.255 with subnet 255.255.255.0.
I would like to set the new server up initially with an IP address within the new range (which wont be in effect until the new server is up and running and I transfer all my users over etc). My problem is; how do I give my new server a new IP address/subnet mask but still configure it to access the internet to enable me to add all the updates, download some software etc.
Or, can I give it an IP address that works on our current network, configure everything and then just change it later? If I set everything up with a 192.1.1.x address, subnet 255.255.0.0 will this cause issues with my RWW, DCHP etc later?
Or, is there not really a major problem in staying on the 192.1.1.x range?
As you may be able to tell; I know next to nothing about this so any advice would be greatly received. Thanks....