Server 2003 IP settings for LAN website

Microsoft Windows server 2003
March 12, 2010 at 11:03:13
Specs: Microsoft Windows Server 2003
I need to figure out what the IP settings should be for
my win 2003 server. i have a website that im trying to
run just over our intranet. for the nic on the server can
it be set to "obtain automatically"? Do i type the nics
ip as the ip for the site im trying to run in the IIS
menu? Im very new at this and just got this thrown at
me the other day and cant seem to figure it out. this
was working on an 10.2.x.x network but we switched
isp and now i have to set it up on a network.
ive got the servers files visible to the other computers
on the network but cant get the site running again.
Also the site is run w/coldfusion and mysql, dont
know if this makes a difference. in addition i can not
see the site when i use the servers web browser
either, just says im not connected to the internet.
Please help! thanks! Chris

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March 12, 2010 at 11:12:08
servers/network equipment never use dhcp but are statically assigned ip addresses. Usually you take a subnet like 192.168.1.x and carve it up to those ips statically assigned and those for dhcp and those you hold in reserve. It would look something like this; static assignments dhcp scope reserved for growth

Your lan should not be in the public ip range for security reasons.

You need to get a network person in. With a different public ip you would need to

change dns server ips
change dns server forwarders
properly configure the web page
properly configure the lan and wan settings
properly forward in the internet router to your web page

And there could be more depending on how you are physically setup...

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March 12, 2010 at 12:55:22
Thanks for the quick response Wanderer! If I understand what your saying correctly i should assign a static ip to the server say should work. When i set the servers ip i then need to set the websites IP in IIS, do i give the website a different ip then what the server gets or the same IP? None of the information is being served to the internet, its just local so we can access a DB thats in it.

Heres what i did to get to this point. i took an allready functioning server that was on a network attached to a switch that was attached to a modem and just swapped the modem out. refreshed the ips on all machines on the net and everything but the website on this server works right. jsut wanted to give a bit more background on the situation.

thanks, Chris

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March 12, 2010 at 13:01:41
review the servers tcp/ip dns entries and dns server configuration if running an internal dns server. IPs would need to be updated in both areas.

Personally I would never run with that setup. Surprised you have not been hacked. It would appear you are getting public ip from the ISP with no protection.

Normally your entire network is behind a router/firewall.

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March 12, 2010 at 13:44:41
i will check those out, how do i tell if im running an internal DNS

i didnt realize that our network is unsecured like you are saying.
everything was set up this way when i got here unfortunately.
looks like i need to rebuild this network then. Thanks!

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