DHCP SBS 2008 issue
Posted on 2010-08-25
A quick question. We have bought a new SBS 2008 Server (this will be used as or mail server and network shares).
Before this arrived our netgear router was handling the DHCP.
Now when running the 'Connect to the internet' wizard on the sbs console.
It said it detected the router was hadling the DHCP and has asked me to disable this on the router. (which is fine i am happy for the server to handle all this).
Now, I'm probably just being over cautious (due to my lack of knowledge of SBS 2008),but the Issue I have at the moment is that the router assigns the previous IMAP mail server its IP address (in case you are wondering this was just an old xp machine running hmailserver an opensource program), this also has a couple of shares.
To avoid everyone not getting their mail for a while (if i do something wrong whilst configuring) and not being able to access shares I want to double check how I can then reassign the IP address through sbs 2008?
now if it helps the machine with the current mail and shares is on 192.168.0.5
Can someone put my mindat ease and clarify what i need to do to ensure the machine being used will still be assigned the 192.168.0.5 IP when the server takes over?
Thanks in advance,