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    WINNT 4 to W2K

    We are swapping out some NT boxes for W2K boxes and the new machines will be
    given the same static IP addresses as old.

    Is there a preferred or required method to follow when shutting down the
    old? Some have suggested we need to change from static to DHCP and reboot,
    then do a release, then shut down old equipment so when new boxes are
    brought up there is no potential for conflict.

    Others say, just do a release and shut down, still others say just shutdown.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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    Re: WINNT 4 to W2K

    Personally, if you are using static IP addressing I would just: <UL><LI>shut down, disconnect the old machine from the network, and remove the machine name from the SAM database<LI>connect and start up the new machine and add it into the SAM database as a workstation[/list]. This should get round the possible WINS problem (if you still use this!), but WINS is notoriously inefficient. Perhaps waiting for half an hour might give it time to work out things for itself?

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    Re: WINNT 4 to W2K

    Whenever we changed out any box in our school setting, regardless of O/S, we just disconnected it from the network and resigned the static IP to the new box. I don't recall ever having any trouble doing this? But maybe my memory is fading.............! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>


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