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What else is there? ip,subnet mask,name?

By pikikoko ·
What else is there to do when I change the ip address,the subnet mask and computer names in a network. Network is W2k server,pro and xp workstations.Network is have some issues.
I know how to change all these items but? Am I missing any other changes? Does the registry need to be changed?I plan to disconnect the network and make all the changes then reconnect as a workgroup then promote again via dcpromo after I demote my domain controller. I don't know if the dcpromo is a good idea or not? I feel I'm missing something what do you think?
I will award 500 points for the best answer. If you know how to award partial points let me know just in case I get several good ideas. I will try to be fair to more than one good response.

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by JimBb In reply to What else is there? ip,su ...

Just for the "award partial points": your points will be divided over the answer(s) you accept. If you feel like 3 people earn them, then they will each receive 500/3 or 167 points. I'm afraid you cannot decide to give X more than Y...

I'm a Novell guy, I'm used to simplicity in these matters ;-), but about forgetting things, what about DNS? That's most likely how your machines and services will find each other..

Jim

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by pikikoko In reply to What else is there? ip,su ...

This didn't give me much help.

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by TimTheToolMan In reply to What else is there? ip,su ...

Hi,

If you're changing the subnet mask, then I assume you could be splitting you network up into subnets?

You should check that any routers that connect the subnets are capable and configured to pass the required protocols.

For instance, routers will not pass netbios traffic. This may not be a problem for a win2k network, but it may be if you have win98 clients too.

Cheers,
Tim.

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by pikikoko In reply to What else is there? ip,su ...

I didn't mentioned that I don't have routers. I don't win 98 machines. Thanks for your input.

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by msheekh In reply to What else is there? ip,su ...

You also have to change your "default gate" IP address as well.

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by Pan 13 x In reply to What else is there? ip,su ...

you will have to have a dns server and configure all work stations with that dns address, and also the default gateway. the best practice is you are going to a domain functional network is to use the server as the dhcp server, configure your dhcp pool to provide the ipaddress range , subnet mask , dns server and the default gateway. set all machines to obtain the ipaddress automatic. Now if you have to change the ip range or move ip addresses. you just make the change in dhcp and everyone hasit. dcpromo is the best tool to use when upgrading a win2k server to a domain controller. keep inmind that there is not a pdc and bdc in windows2k, there are just member servers, and domain controllers.

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by timwalsh In reply to What else is there? ip,su ...

Not sure I undertand what problem you are trying to solve or what your ultimate goal is (is your network purely private or is it connected to the Internet?), but here goes:
Changing computer names also involves changing computer accounts in Active Directory. Changing the name will actually create a new computer account for that computer. You will then need to get rid of the old computer accounts.
Changing IP addresses and subnet masks can get involved (tedious) if you aren't using DHCP. Isthis being done internally or is it being pushed by an ISP? Either way you need to make sure the appropriate changes show up in DNS (will probably need to delete tha old lookup zones and create new ones). If using DHCP, you will need to create a new scope and get rid of the old one.
Nothing needs to be done with the registry with any of the changes so far.
Running dcpromo can have a profound effect on your domain depending on what you are trying to accomplish. This should only be done if you are creating a brand-new domain, if AD is totally broke, or if your old domain design was flawed from the beginning. Running dcpromo in a Win2k domain with a single DC will destroy your domain.

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