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By dlaw ·
My company already have DNS and WINS on each wks. We don't use DHCP. Now the DNS and WINS address has changed. Is there a way to change the 500+ wks that has the old ip address to the new without visiting each wks?

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by cryingdragon In reply to DNS and WINS

Unfortunately, there are only 2 ways that I know of to fix the problem. The first way is to change the addresses on each workstation. The second way is by far the easier. Change the IPs of the current WINS and DNS servers to the IPs of the old ones. This way you won't have to worry about changing.

Mike

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by bowieb In reply to DNS and WINS

Changing the IPs of the new DNS and WINS servers to match the old ones would be the quickest way to solve the problem. Other than that, you are going to have to visit each PC.

I would recommend setting up a DHCP server. It is very easy to do and then it can hold your WINS and DNS information and then if something changes in the future, you only have to make a change in one place. And since the client PCs don't have to know the IP of the DHCP server, you can change that as well without causing any problems. You will have to visit each PC (or just send out instructions to everyone) to make the change, but then you won't have to do it again in the future.

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