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By dannydev ·
How do you set up a workstation/server with a dyanimic IP to recognize other workstations/server with a static IP?

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by Ann777 In reply to TCP/IP Settings for Dynam ...

Servers should NEVER have dynamic IP addresses.... whatever is being shared from a dynamic ip address will not be found if that address changes. Thus servers should always have a static ip address.

The "server" running DHCP (for dymanic addresses) should have a scope or range of ip addresses to allocate to client computers. The "server" running DHCP should also have an exclusion range for any devices that have static ip addresses (such as servers, routers, printers, etc.).

Basically on the server you install DHCP services and set it up. In the server properties go to control panel --> network and setup a static ip address for it... and a subnet mask that matches your network.

On client computers go to control panel --> network and setup TCP/IP to "Obtain an Ip address automatically."

All computers in your network should have a unique ip address within the network ; all computers in your network should have the exact same subnet mask. It is through the subnet mask that both the servers and the workstations determine that they are within the same network.

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by BudgieSoft In reply to TCP/IP Settings for Dynam ...

For a server it's unusual to use a dynamic address but it can be used for Windows if: 1) you are on a small network (no routers) or 2) you install WINS on the server.

For any windows 9x/me system to reach a static address, edit the file called hosts in the windows directory. The full TCP/IP address goes on the left and the system name is entered on the right.

For any NT system to reach a static address, edit the /winnt/system32/etc/drivers/hosts file. The full TCP/IP address goes on theleft and the system name is entered on the right.

In general, if two systems are in the same subnet, they can send a broadcast to find the other computer. The only exception is when a Windows computer will connect to a file share on another computer. In this case, one of the computers on the network must be configued with file sharing active. After it restarts, you must wait at least 15 minutes after it has been restarted before anything will be able to connect to it. If you have an NT workstation or server on the network, you only need to delay about 2 minutes after it has fully started.

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by satheesh In reply to TCP/IP Settings for Dynam ...

Hi dany,

For doing this ensure that u give the Ip Address of the server as the PrimaryDNS for all the nodes.

regards
Satheesh

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