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Best Practices for assigning static ips on a DHCP Network

I have an SBS Server network with another linux web server, an inventory server, some network printers and 10 PCs and Macs. I have a wireless router on the network as well.

All the static ips that I have assigned for printers, servers and some computers, are not organized and are really all over the range. I want to clean it up a bit so I don't have to keep excluding devices.

What is the best practice for assigning static ips to printers, servers, wirless routers, firewalls etc? What should the dynamic range be and what should I reserve for each type of device?
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well, robwill solution is better

here i have to use static ip more often because i have simulators and automates

very often my users have to use a static ip to communicate with a new device we have to configure for a contract, and still have the business network on the wireless card (dhcp)

so it's the main reason why i use an excel table, my users can assign themselves static ip with the excel sheet and free me from the job of resserving thoses every week and sometimes more

if my situation was different, i would use robwill solution ;)
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Thank you!