We help IT Professionals succeed at work.

Check out our new AWS podcast with Certified Expert, Phil Phillips! Listen to "How to Execute a Seamless AWS Migration" on EE or on your favorite podcast platform. Listen Now


any issue with changing from dhcp to static ip on server 2003 sp2

Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
In are company we have two server 2003 sp2  as primary controller and backup controller. All printers and workstations and servers are static ip's, even the router. Would like to know, when I turn off the last dhcp setting on my backup controller. Is there any issue I may run into from not using dhcp any more.
Watch Question

Unlock this solution with a free trial preview.
(No credit card required)
Get Preview
Justin OwensITIL Problem Manager

Also, you will need to pay closer attention to DNS and make sure you don't start accumulating stale or conflicting records over time.  DHCP will do a good job of properly scavenging DNS when issuing new leases (if integrated with AD).

Hi there are couple of things:
1. All machines must have static IP
2. If you are updating DNS domain with DHCP address; you have to clear them out
3. Update the DNS with the static mappings of PC.
4.Have a pool of IP address; which you can assign to people who temporarily connect to your network
5. Make sure nobody is able to change the IP address on the system except for the authorized person; other wise you will end up IP conflict;
Lionel MMSmall Business IT Consultant

I have the same setup as yours--2 servers, 2003, with no DHCP--all static IPs. No real issues other then when a laptop or other device that comes into the office and needs internet or network access--the issue is that those cannot get on without manually providing IP data--if you don't have a lot of that (laptops, etc.) then its not big deal. If you do have systems or devices that need network or internet access then not having a DHCP adds a lot of manual work. So, would you need this type of access--if not, there should en no major issues other than some already mentioned.
Unlock the solution to this question.
Thanks for using Experts Exchange.

Please provide your email to receive a free trial preview!

*This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.


Please enter a first name

Please enter a last name

8+ characters (letters, numbers, and a symbol)

By clicking, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.