i have just been replacing a server with a better one.
trick was, i had to rename the new server to have the same name as the old one. the "new" server was used at another branch...
the new server also needs to have the same IP address as the old server.
now i have changed the server name with the netdom.exe utility and everything went according to book.
i then changed the ip address settings, double check the entries in DNS was up to date and created a new DHCP scope.
everything looks like its running fine....but the problem is that for some reason when you browse the internet through a browser (any browser) it times out the first/second time. you keep refreshing and eventually it goes through. its obviously frustrating.
this is also a problem for all DHCP clients.
if i take my laptop, like i am now and assign it a static ip but make the dns my router, my internet works normally.
how can i resolve this?
need to have these guys up and running in the morning!!