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Advice on moving servers from one Subnet to another.

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Hello,
I am after some advice on the following scenario.
We have 2 offices.  Office 1 has a subnet of 192.168.2.x
Office 2 has a subnet of 192.168.100.x.

Office 1 currently has only one server which is a DC, and office 2 has one DC, also an Exchange server, Web server, SQL server, and BES server.
Office 1 connects to office 2 with a point to point broadband link, we get all our services from office 2.
We want to move all the servers from office 2 to 1, what would be the best way to achieve this? my concern is routing, IP address etc.

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There are a number of issues such as whether you map by DNS or IP to the various services.  If your routers are up to it you could create a second .100 subnet in office 1 and change office 2 to a new subnet.  Assuming the users in office 2 are dhcp you will need to configure dhcp pass through or make the router at office 2 the dhcp server for them.  The router in office 2 will also need a static route to .100 via office 1 and office 1 will need the route to the new subnet at office 2.  This seems to be the easiest option not knowing the answer to the DNS/IP mapping first mentioned.

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we map with dns, for things like Exchange, CRM.
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Just move the servers, set all of the IP address properties correctly and you should be good.

You need to configure a DHCP relay at office 2, or use your router for DHCP.

You might also have to make changes to Active Directory Sites, so that the servers are listed in the correct site.

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ok, thanks for the advice I am going to attempt to move the BES server this weekend as a trial run to see if it works correctly.
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