- Can I use the same physical network hardware (routers, switches, etc.) to generate and test a new Win2k domain using all new servers without affecting the current NT domain or its users?
- Do I need to change the current NT 4.0 DHCP scope, which starts at 192.168.1.20 and goes up to 192.168.1.32 for static IP addresses, so that I can continue to use the same range of addresses to accommodate the new servers on the current physical network while building a Win2k network and domain?
- Not if you are going to name the Windows 2000 domain the same as the NT domain. So if your NT 4.0 domain is called OUTCOMPANY and you call your test Windows 2000 TESTMYCOMPANY, you will be fine. Keep in mind that the Windows 2000 machine will want to dynamically update the DNS, so you may want to build a local DNS on the server, as opposed to using the corporate one.
- As longs as you do not overlap IP addresses, it is okay for the Win2k and NT machines to use the same DHCP server.
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