How do you change the subnet mask for the entire domain?

I need to change our subnet mask from 255.255.255.0 to 255.255.0.0.  I know for all the static equipment I have to do it manually, so my question is how do I do it so it gets applied to the entire domain.
J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAsked:
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Stelian StanConnect With a Mentor Network AdministratorCommented:
To accomplish that you need to deleted DHCP scope first and then create the new one using the new subnet mask. It also require you to change all subnet host and gateway.

You can also have a look on another EE question with the same topic: http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/2003_Server/Q_22450986.html
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CompProbSolvCommented:
What are you using for a DHCP server?  You would make the change there.
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CompProbSolvCommented:
In newer Windows servers, you will find it under the General Properties of the Scope in the DHCP manager.  You will likely have to delete and recreate the scope to change the netmask.
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KCTSCommented:
Once a scope is created then you can't change the subnet mask - you have to delete the scope and recreate it with the new mask
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
SetStaticIP.ps1
$wmi = Get-WmiObject win32_networkadapterconfiguration -filter "ipenabled = 'true'"
$wmi.EnableStatic($wmi.IPAddress[0], "255.255.0.0")
$wmi.SetGateways("$wmi.DefaultIPGateway, 1)

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J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
Ok I under stand what needs to be done.

@clonyxlro please clarify "It also require you to change all subnet host and gateway.
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J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
while creating the new scope I got the attached error.  Should I deactivate the existing scope first?
dhcp.png
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J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
Should I also change the subnet mask of the DHCP server first?
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KCTSConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Yes!
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KCTSConnect With a Mentor Commented:
DHCP Error - Delete the existing scope !
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Stelian StanNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Your new scope overlaps the old one, so delete the old scope first.
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J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
Thanks to all.  It worked
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