Setting IP information exclusively for 4 Laptops , that will be used within and outside to our network.


We have windows 2012 AD

We have separated department and they have 4 users  with 4 laptop and this laptop will be used in our organisation and also will be user at other locations outside to our network.
These 4 laptops will only be used to do a RDP access to another organisation  when they are in our network .The outside organisation have asked to add there IP address to our fire wall  to allow RDP access.
I sent this this to our firewall team and they have come back asking if all the PC in our network need access or just the  4 laptops,
I told them only the  4 Laptops, If I configure a static IP for all these 4 laptops and send the 4 IP address to the firewall team, there will be able to create rule to allow access on their IP address.

Here if I configure static IP address on the laptops,  and if there move to a different network outside the organisation and there will be a problem  and they have to switch between DHCP \and Static.

Is there a better way of setting up this please?

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I have a need with my own consulting machine to be able to access any client. At one client, where the firewall rule prevent the use of Port 25, I have a rule for my own computer.

Then in the Server setup, there is a DHCP reservation that ties the MAC address of my computer to a specific IP address. I always get the same IP address, but I use DHCP and when I move to another place, DHCP gets the IP at the new place. I do not use Static IP.

The idea of DHCP reservation should work for you as well.

I changed computers once in several years with this client and had to change my reservation setup.

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@lianne143 - Thanks and I was happy to help.
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