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Changing an ip segement

I need a little help please. Currently I have a NW65 SP6 server at a remote location servicing 200 clients and running ndpsm. I have to change the ip address to a new segment for both the server and the printers. They have tobe changed at the same time.

Is there a way of performing an automated update on all of the workstations. The workstations seem to have the server ip enbeded into the printer port configuration. If I setup redirection and change the ip of the server, the redirection option never takes affect because the workstation is trying to communicate with the old server ip and thus never recieves the redirect. If create new printer objects with the new ip and perform a redirect to before changing the server ip, they will install but still have the old sever ip in the port configuration.

I am not sure what to do.

Thanks,
Al
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What you need to do is create a DNS record for your server and load your Manager with the /dnsname option. Then let the server run for a few days like that. The server will then advertise the dns name to the clients and when a client sees that, it will change it's printer definition to use the dns name instead of the ip address to address the printer.
Once your clients have picked up the name, you can do the ip address chaneg and at the same time you change the dns record. Clients will then transparently connect to the new address. Be sure you don't use iprint direct during the transition period so that clients don't try the access the printers directly.
For more details on the dnsname option, see:
https://secure-support.novell.com/KanisaPlatform/Publishing/579/3536563_f.SAL_Public.html
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