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Change server name/IP-address in login-screen

Hi
We are planning to change the IP-structure of our network. -meaning we
are going to change the IP-range from 172.19.47.0 to i.e.10.200.252.0.
All clients login to a server-IP (172.19.47.8). Will it be possible to
change the IP-number in an .ini-file somewhere and distribute that with
ZenWorks, or do we put on our sneekers and change all workstations
manually. We use clients 4.83 and 4.90 sp2 on NetWare 5.1 sp7.
Hope to find some help out there 🙂
Kai Lundstroem


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Re: Change server name/IP-address in login-screen

Any reason why you aren't using DHCP ?
For Zenworks related questions, please repost in the
Zenworks forum.


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We are using DHCP, but I am talking about the servers IP-number that is
displayed in the details-section of the login screen (where we also see
the tree and context). Can this information be supplied by DHCP?

> Any reason why you aren't using DHCP ?
> For Zenworks related questions, please repost in the
> Zenworks forum.
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In DHCP there are options for default server. Just had out the NDS
server option (85) with the new IP of the server.

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On 3/2/2006 klu@langaa.dk wrote:

> We are using DHCP, but I am talking about the servers IP-number that is
> displayed in the details-section of the login screen (where we also see
> the tree and context). Can this information be supplied by DHCP?


You are using the dotted.decimal notation on the server name entry ?
You should be using the name instead. It would make this process
a lot simpler.

Yes, you can supply this information via DHCP. I believe only NetWare's
DHCP support that feature.


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Not an .INI file, but any tool through which you can push a registry
modification can achieve your goal. Frankly unless you can make the
server available on both addresses at the same time during the
cut-over period, I think the cut-over situation for trying to go
straight from "172.xx.xx.xx" to "10.xx.xx.xx" will be less than ideal.

You might want to consider going to the name, like Edison is
suggesting, which is something you can do _now_, long before the
10.xx.xx.xx network cut-over comes into play. If that hasn't been
working for you in the past, perhaps now is the time to work out
whatever name resolution issue is occurring so that you can use names
prior to the cut-over.

It is possible to use a DHCP server (any DHCP server that supports
DHCP Inform queries & custom options; only rules out NT 4.0's DHCP
server to my knowledge) to push the "Server:" field contents using
DHCP option 85. But if you're not already set up for that, you're
still going to have to end up pushing that configuration out via
registry change too.

(To select the "Use server:" option in the "DHCP Settings" tab of the
Novell Client Properties. You'll also be selecting the "binary data"
option depending on how you define the DHCP option 85 data; see
TID10060856 for some background.)

DHCP option 85 (Preferred Server) not correctly handled - TID10060856
http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.cgi?/10060856.htm

So you could setup _now_ to use names (and then just let name
resolution handle the address change when the cut-over happens), or
you could setup _now_ to use DHCP to deliver the IP address to the
"Server:" field of the login dialog (and then update your DHCP server
option 85 data when the cut-over happens).

If you take the DHCP route, take note of TID10070641 for your 4.83
clients (might never receive DHCP-supplied information unless
updated), and for your pre-4.90 SP2 machines note the "Login to former
set server IP address instead waiting for DHCP option 85" issue
mentioned in TID10090516 (workstation might still show the old address
on the login dialog the morning you change your DHCP server; would
have to dismiss the dialog or otherwise force it to "refresh" from the
DHCP-supplied data).

DHCP information not delivered to Novell login dialog - TID10070641
http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.cgi?10070641.htm

Fixes included in the Novell Client v4.9 SP2 for Windows NT/2000/XP -
TID10090516
http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.cgi?10090516.htm

klu@langaa.dk wrote:

> Hi
> We are planning to change the IP-structure of our network. -meaning we
> are going to change the IP-range from 172.19.47.0 to i.e.10.200.252.0.
> All clients login to a server-IP (172.19.47.8). Will it be possible to
> change the IP-number in an .ini-file somewhere and distribute that with
> ZenWorks, or do we put on our sneekers and change all workstations
> manually. We use clients 4.83 and 4.90 sp2 on NetWare 5.1 sp7.
> Hope to find some help out there 🙂
> Kai Lundstroem
>


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