Windows 2008 Server - dynamic IP
Posted on 2013-07-01
I am going to install Windows 2008 Server (have a separate post asking for clarification on a few points) but I need to understand what i need to do with regards to setting the IP address. I watched in a tutorial that I should use a fixed IP address - I am uncertain if the IP address is the address of the physical server or that provided by the ISP that I am using. In my case I am quite certain my ISP (in Dubai) will not provide a fixed ISP and further I need to be mobile moving this server (installed on a laptop) around to different locations ideally - I can keep it in the same place if that is likely to be a big problem.
I did see some software that allows you to fix an IP address that is dynamic - not sure how that would affect installation of Windows Server - should I then just select the detect IP address automatically option in the installation screen?